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The distinguished surname Van Hey is Dutch in origin. It is thought to be derived from the Belgian place name "Huy." This element combined with the characteristic Dutch prefix "van," meaning "from," would indicate "one who came from Huy."

Van Hey Early Origins



The surname Van Hey was first found in Holland, where the Van Hey family 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. The family name Vandehey held a family seat in Rotterdam.

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Van Hey Spelling Variations


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Van Hey Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Van der Hey, Van Hay, Van Hey, Van Heye, van der Haye, Vandehey, Vanderhay, Vanderhey, Vanhoy, Vanhey and many more.

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Van Hey Early History


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Van Hey Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Van Hey research. Another 139 words (10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Van Hey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Van Hey Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Van Hey Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Van Hey Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Peter VanHooij, who sailed from Rotterdam to New York on the ship John Hancock in 1849; and Anton VandeHey, who came to Wisconsin in 1864.

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