Van Laanen History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Van Laanen family

The surname Van Laanen 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 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.

Early History of the Van Laanen family

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Van Laanen Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: van Laanen, van Laan, van Lanen, Laan, van Laan, Lanan, van Laen, Laen and many more.

Early Notables of the Van Laanen family (pre 1700)

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United States Van Laanen migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Van Laanen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Pieter VanLaanen, who settled in New York in 1847


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