The name Van Beneden is thought to be a habitational name, taken on from a place name, perhaps from Niederhausen, in the district of Bad Kreuznach in Rhineland-Palatinate, in western Germany.
Early Origins of the Van Beneden family
The surname Van Beneden was first found in Bavaria
, where the name was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.
Early History of the Van Beneden family
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Van Beneden Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Niederhaus, Niederhauser, Nirderhausen, Niederhaussen and many more.
Early Notables of the Van Beneden family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Van Beneden family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Daniel Niederhaus, who came to Philadelphia in 1771; Dan Niederhausen, who arrived in America sometime between 1764 and 1798; as well as Rudolphe Niederhausen, who arrived in New York in 1833 with his wife Rosina and their 10 children..
Contemporary Notables of the name Van Beneden (post 1700)
- Eduard van Beneden (1845-1910), Belgian embryologist, cytologist and marine biologist