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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. Jameson, John Franklin. Narratives of New Netherland 1609-1664. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1909. Print.
    2. De Jong, Gerald Francis. The Dutch in America 1609-1974. New York: Twayne, 1975. Print.
    3. Bayerisch Stammenbuch von den alten abgestorbenen Fuerten. Print.
    4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    5. Tapper, Michael Ed. Immigrants to the Middle Colonies A Consolidation of Ship Passenger Lists and Associated Data from The New York Genealogical Biographical Record. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    7. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    10. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. 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.

    This page was last modified on 2 February 2016 at 09:29.

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