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The Dutch surname Van Horn is a habitational name, taken on from any of numerous places in the Netherlands, so named. The Dutch word "hoorn," means a "point," or "‘nook;’ the prefix "Van" denotes "one who came from."

Van Horn Early Origins



The surname Van Horn was first found in the region between the North Sea, Germany and Belgium, that we now call the Netherlands.

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Van Horn Spelling Variations


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Van Horn Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Horn, Hoorn, Van Horn, Van Hoorn, Van Horne, Van den Horn and many more.

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Van Horn Early History


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Van Horn Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Van Horn research. Another 41 words (3 lines of text) covering the years 1156, 1136, 1150, 1156, 1518, 1568, 1635, 1683, 1653, 1711, 1704 and 1709 are included under the topic Early Van Horn History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Van Horn Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Van Horn Early Notables (pre 1700)



From this era of Dutch history, those of this who distinguished themselves included Herman van Horne (or Hoorn) (died 1156), Archdeacon at Liège in 1136, Bishop of Utrecht from 1150 to 1156; Philip de Montmorency, Count Hoorn (1518-1568), a Dutch nobleman, member of the council of state during...

Another 47 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Van Horn 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 were:

Van Horn Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Jan Comelissen VanHorn, who arrived in New Netherland(s) in 1620-1664

Van Horn Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • R VanHorn, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1856
  • Richard VanHorn, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1856
  • Ernest VanHorn, who landed in Mississippi in 1893

Van Horn Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Cornelius Vanhorn U.E. who settled in Fredericksburgh [Greater Napanee], Ontario c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

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Contemporary Notables of the name Van Horn (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Van Horn (post 1700)



  • William VanHorn, American Republican politician, Chair of Brooke County Republican Party, 1940-42, 1950
  • Wilbur H. VanHorn, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1928
  • Washington VanHorn, American politician, Presidential Elector for Illinois, 1896
  • O. E. VanHorn, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1948
  • Harriet Edith VanHorn, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1980
  • Welby Van Horn (b. 1920), American retired tennis player, coach
  • Robert Thompson Van Horn (1824-1916), American newspaper publisher of the The Kansas City Enterprise
  • Keith Van Horn (b. 1975), American NBA basketball player
  • Dave van Horn (b. 1960), American baseball coach of the University of Arkansas Razorbacks
  • Darrin Van Horn (b. 1968), American boxer
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Van Horn


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Suggested Readings for the name Van Horn



  • A New Jersey Dutch Lineage to Christian Barentsen Van Horne by Jean Baber.
  • Our Dutch Ancestors by Ralph H. Dean.
  • The Reverend William Van Horne: His Ancestors and Descendants by William E. Van Horne.

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Bayerisch Stammenbuch von den alten abgestorbenen Fuerten. Print.
  5. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
  6. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  7. Tapper, Michael Ed. Immigrants to the Middle Colonies A Consolidation of Ship Passenger Lists and Associated Data from The New York Genealogical Biographical Record. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  8. De Jong, Gerald Francis. The Dutch in America 1609-1974. New York: Twayne, 1975. Print.
  9. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
  10. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
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The Van Horn Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Van Horn Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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