The Van Jong surname comes from the Middle Dutch words "de jonc," meaning "the young," a term used to denote the younger of two bearers of the same name, usually a son who bore the same name as his father, which later became a hereditary surname.
Early Origins of the Van Jong family
The surname Van Jong 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 North Holland, a province of the Netherlands
. The principal cities are Amsterdam, Haarlem and Hilversum. It was the seat of the old Counts of Holland. Seat of one of the oldest families is Brederode Castle near Haarlem. There are many old and quaint towns in the province. including Medemblik, Enkhuizen, Hoorn, Edam, and Monnikendam. 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 Jong family
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Van Jong Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Jong, Jonge, Jonges, Jongg, Jonng, Joong, Joonge, Jonggs, Jongges, de Jong, van Jong, de Jong, Johngh and many more.
Early Notables of the Van Jong family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Van Jong family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Everhert Jonge, who arrived in New York in 1710; Wilhelm Jonge, who came to Savannah, GA in 1775; and Heinrich Joong, who came to New York in 1868.