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Where did the Dutch Van Horn family come from? What is the Dutch Van Horn family crest and coat of arms? When did the Van Horn family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Van Horn family history?

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."

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

First found in the region between the North Sea, Germany and Belgium, that we now call the Netherlands.


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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.

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Another 163 words (12 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Van Horn Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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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

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  • 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

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  • 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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  1. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
  2. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
  3. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
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  6. Bayerisch Stammenbuch von den alten abgestorbenen Fuerten. Print.
  7. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
  8. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  9. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
  10. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. 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.

This page was last modified on 3 December 2015 at 20:30.

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