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The Heuvel surname is derived from the word "heuvel," or "Hübel," which means "hill."


The surname Heuvel was 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 North Holland, a province of the Netherlands. The principal cities are Amsterdam, Haarlem and Hilversum. It was the seat of the old Counts of Holland. Seat of one of the oldest families is Brederode Castle near Haarlem. There are many old and quaint towns in the province. including Medemblik, Enkhuizen, Hoorn, Edam, and Monnikendam. 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.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Heuvel, Heuvell, Heuvels, Heuveles, Heuvelles, Heuvells, Heuval, Huevel, Huevels, Heuvele, Heuvelez, van Heuvel, van Heuval, van der Heuvel and many more.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Heuvel research. Another 277 words (20 lines of text) covering the year 1681 is included under the topic Early Heuvel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


More information is included under the topic Early Heuvel Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Heuvel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Anna Heuvel, who settled in America in 1867

  • Cor Van den Heuvel (b. 1931), American haiku poet, editor and archivist
  • Katrina vanden Heuvel (b. 1959), American editor, publisher, and part-owner of the magazine The Nation
  • William Jacobus vanden Heuvel (b. 1930), American attorney, businessman and author, father of Katrina vanden Heuvel
  • William J. vanden Heuvel, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 17th District, 1960; Delegate to New York State Constitutional Convention at-large, 1967
  • Jacob Adrian Vanden Heuvel (1787-1874), American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from St. Lawrence County, 1825
  • Edward Peter Jacobus "Ed" van den Heuvel (b. 1940), Dutch astronomer and emeritus professor at the Astronomical Institute Anton Pannekoek of the University of Amsterdam
  • Carlien Dirkse van den Heuvel (b. 1987), Dutch five-time gold medalist field hockey player
  • Laurens ten Heuvel (b. 1976), former Dutch footballer
  • Petronella Johanna Maria Godefrida "Elly" Blanksma-van den Heuvel (b. 1959), Dutch politician and former banking manager, Member of the House of Representatives of the Netherlands (2006-2012)
  • Henrica Petronella Johanna Maria "Erica" van den Heuvel (b. 1966), Dutch silver medalist badminton player at the 1988 European Badminton Championships
  • ...

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    Other References

    1. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    3. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    5. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    7. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    8. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    9. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    10. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
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    The Heuvel Family Crest was acquired from the archives. The Heuvel 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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