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Where did the Dutch Van Slyke family come from? What is the Dutch Van Slyke family crest and coat of arms? When did the Van Slyke family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Van Slyke family history?

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Van Slyke, Van Slype, Van Slike, Van Slyck, Van Slyk, Van Slipe, Slyps and many more.

First found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in Limburg, the smallest, southernmost province of the Netherlands. The capital of the province is Mastricht, noted for its contribution to the modern treaty for the E.E.C. Other notable towns are Crefeld and Breda and Nijmwegan. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Van Slyke research. Another 268 words(19 lines of text) covering the years 1834 and 1839 are included under the topic Early Van Slyke History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Van Slyke Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Van Slyke Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century


  • Dolphus Skinner VanSlyke, who settled in San Francisco sometime between 1850 and 1864
  • D. S. VanSlyke, who came to San Francisco in 1852

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  • Tracy Van Slyke, American publisher
  • Andrew James "Andy" Van Slyke (b. 1960), retired American Major League Baseball outfielder
  • Steven Van Slyke, American chemist, best known for his work with Organic Light Emitting Diodes
  • Scott T. Van Slyke (b. 1986), American Major League Baseball outfielder, son of Andy Van Slyke


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  7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  8. Bayerisch Stammenbuch von den alten abgestorbenen Fuerten. Print.
  9. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
  10. Neubecker, Ottfried. Großes Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
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The Van Slyke Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Van Slyke Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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