Van Houten History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


United States Van Houten migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Van Houten Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Helmigh Roelofs VanHouten, who arrived in New Netherland(s) in 1620-1664 [1]
  • Roeloff Cornelissen VanHouten, who arrived in New York in 1638 [1]
Van Houten Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • J H VanHouten, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Van Houten (post 1700) +

  • Dr. Robert W. Van Houten (1905-1986), American academic, 4th President of New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) from 1947 until 1970
  • Byron Collins Van Houten (1848-1904), American politician, Member of the Washington State Senate for the 3rd district (1891-1897)
  • Isaac B. Van Houten (1776-1850), American politician, U.S. Representative from New York (1833-1835)
  • Maj. Gen. John G. Vanhouten, American Commander of the 8th Infantry Division (United States), (1954-1956)
  • Jelline Floriska van Houten (b. 1978), Dutch actress
  • François Adrianus "Frans" van Houten (b. 1960), Dutch Chief Executive Officer of Royal Philips Electronics (better known as Philips), (2011-)
  • Coenraad Johannes van Houten (1801-1887), Dutch chemist and chocolate maker
  • Barbara Elisabeth van Houten (1863-1950), Dutch painter
  • Gerrit van Houten (1866-1934), Dutch painter and artist
  • Carice Anouk van Houten (b. 1976), Dutch actress and singer
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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