Van Der steen History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Van Der steen family

The surname Van Der steen 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 South Holland, a province of Holland, the most crowded province of the Netherlands. The principal cities are Rotterdam, Leyden and Shiedam. Noted is the famed castle of Teilengen where Jacqueline of Bavaria is buried. 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.

Early History of the Van Der steen family

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Van Der steen Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Steen, Steene, Steenes, Steens, Sten, Stene, Stenes, Stens, Steenz, Steenez, Stein, Stien, van Steen, van der Steen, Steyn and many more.

Early Notables of the Van Der steen family (pre 1700)

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Van Der steen Ranking

In Netherlands, the name Van Der steen is the 184th most popular surname with an estimated 6,507 people with that name. [1]


United States Van Der steen migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Van Der steen Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Johannes Vandersteen, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1774
  • Joanna Vandersteen, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1774

Contemporary Notables of the name Van Der steen (post 1700) +

  • Eline Vandersteen (b. 1995), Belgian female artistic gymnast at the 2014 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships
  • Willy Vandersteen (1913-1990), Belgian creator of comic books; he published more than 1, 000 comic albums, selling more than 200 million copies worldwide


  1. ^ https://forebears.io/netherlands/surnames


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