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

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

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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.

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.


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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.

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

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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

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  • William Jacobus vanden Heuvel (b. 1930), American attorney, businessman and author, father of Katrina vanden Heuvel
  • Katrina vanden Heuvel (b. 1959), American editor, publisher, and part-owner of the magazine The Nation
  • Cor Van den Heuvel (b. 1931), American haiku poet, editor and archivist
  • Wouter olde Heuvel (b. 1986), Dutch two-time gold and silver medalist speed skater
  • Henrica Petronella Johanna Maria "Erica" van den Heuvel (b. 1966), Dutch silver medalist badminton player at the 1988 European Badminton Championships
  • 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)
  • Laurens ten Heuvel (b. 1976), former Dutch footballer
  • Carlien Dirkse van den Heuvel (b. 1987), Dutch five-time gold medalist field hockey player
  • 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


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The Heuvel Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com 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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