Van De ven History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Van De ven surname is derived from the Dutch word "Veen," which means "fen" or "Peatbog," which is the most common geographical feature of the northern provinces of the Netherlands. Many instances of the surname are thought to be habitational, deriving from any of various places named with this word. The preposition "van" meaning "of" or "from" ' is commonly found with Dutch names, especially with habitation names. The preposition "de," meaning "the," is also commonly used with these names.

Early Origins of the Van De ven family

The surname Van De ven was first found in the Netherlands.

Early History of the Van De ven family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Van De ven research. Another 47 words (3 lines of text) covering the years 1639 and 1704 are included under the topic Early Van De ven History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Van De ven Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: vander Veen, van Veen, Van den ven, Van de Ven, van der Veen, van der Feen, Vanderveen, VanderVeen, Veenstra and many more.

Early Notables of the Van De ven family (pre 1700)

Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Van De ven Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Van De ven migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Van De ven Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Cornelis Wilbert Vandeven, who arrived in America in 1852
  • Joseph Vandeven, age 46, who arrived at New York on Oct. 7, 1857, aboard the "Troy"
  • Willem Christiaan Vandeven, who settled in America in 1859
  • Jan Carel Vandeven, who arrived in America in 1861
Van De ven Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • C. Van de Ven, aged 40, who immigrated to the United States, in 1905
  • Victor Van de Ven, aged 27, who landed in America from Chatalineaux, Belgium, in 1907
  • Frans J.A.H. van de Ven, aged 45, who immigrated to the United States from Rotterdam, Holland, in 1915
  • Antoon Van de Ven, aged 26, who landed in America from Boekel, Netherlands, in 1916
  • Alfons Van De Ven, aged 26, who immigrated to the United States from Liers, Belgium, in 1922
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Van De ven (post 1700) +

  • Andrew H. Van de Ven, American organization scholar
  • Cornelius Van de Ven (1865-1932), Roman Catholic bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Alexandria, Louisiana
  • Rick Vandeven, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Missouri 8th District, 2012 [1]
  • Monica Maria Theresia "Monique" van de Ven (b. 1952), Dutch actress and director
  • Peter van de Ven (b. 1961), Dutch former professional footballer
  • Kirsten van de Ven (b. 1985), Dutch professional footballer


  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 2) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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