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Van Meter Ranking

In the United States, the name Van Meter is the 3,923rd most popular surname with an estimated 7,461 people with that name. 1

United States Van Meter migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Van Meter Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Stephen Yerkes Van Meter, aged 29, who landed in America, in 1905
  • S.S. van Meter, aged 21, who settled in America, in 1909
  • Effuci Ada Van Meter, aged 35, who landed in America, in 1909
  • Seymour van Meter, aged 47, who immigrated to the United States, in 1912
  • Virginia van Meter, aged 17, who immigrated to America, in 1912
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Contemporary Notables of the name Van Meter (post 1700) +

  • Anna Van Meter, American clinical psychologist
  • Joshua Michael VanMeter (b. 1995), American professional baseball
  • Laurance Browning VanMeter (b. 1958), American lawyer who has served as the chief justice of the Kentucky Supreme Court since 2023
  • Thomas A. Van Meter (1943-1992), American politician, Member of the Ohio Senate (1973-1982)
  • Solomon Lee Van Meter Jr. (1888-1937), American inventor, famous for inventing the first successful backpack parachute; he also invented the ejection seat but was never credited for it
  • Jennifer "Jen" Van Meter, American comic book writer best known for her Oni Press series Hopeless Savages and for her work with DC and Marvel Comics
  • Homer Van Meter (1905-1934), American infamous criminal and bank robber, an associate of John Dillinger and Baby Face Nelson
  • Edwin Van Meter Champion (1890-1976), American politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Illinois (1937-1939)
  • Daniel Van Meter (1913-2000), American eccentric, best known for his Tower of Wooden Pallets at 15357 Magnolia Boulevard, Sherman Oaks, California which became a cultural historic monument
  • Victoria Louise "Vicki" Van Meter (1982-2008), American aviatrix, best known for setting several youngest-pilot distance-flying records at age of 11; she tragically committed suicide at the age of 26
  • ... (Another 6 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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