Van Dam History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Van Dam Ranking

In Netherlands, the name Van Dam is the 41st most popular surname with an estimated 17,017 people with that name. [1]


United States Van Dam migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Van Dam Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Claes Ripsen VanDam, who landed in New Netherland(s) in 1620-1664 [2]
Van Dam Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Catherine Vandam, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1772 [2]
Van Dam Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Adrian VanDam, aged 36, who landed in Michigan in 1846-1856 [2]
  • Jeanette VanDam, aged 44, who landed in Michigan in 1846-1856 [2]
  • Johannes VanDam, aged 13, who arrived in Michigan in 1846-1856 [2]
  • Marie VanDam, aged 6, who landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1847 [2]
  • Anigje VanDam, aged 4, who arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1847 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Van Dam (post 1700) +

  • Robert L. VanDam, American Republican politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives 96th District, 1968 [3]


  1. ^ https://forebears.io/netherlands/surnames
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 2) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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