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Van Meter Early Origins




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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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 emigrated to the United States, in 1912
  • Virginia van Meter, aged 17, who emigrated to America, in 1912
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Van Meter (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Van Meter (post 1700)



  • Joseph VanMeter, American politician, Member of West Virginia State Senate 11th District, 1881-84
  • John Inskeep Vanmeter (1798-1875), American politician, Member of Ohio State Legislature; Presidential Elector for Ohio, 1840; U.S. Representative from Ohio 8th District, 1843-45
  • John Vanmeter, American politician, Mayor of Portsmouth, Ohio, 1857-58; resigned 1858
  • James Vanmeter, American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Salem County, 1847
  • C. L. VanMeter, American politician, Candidate for Mayor of Paducah, Kentucky, 1916
  • 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)
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Van Meter


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Suggested Readings for the name Van Meter



  • Loper,Keller, Van Meter [and] Allied Lines by Melba Wood.

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Van Meter Family Crest Products


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Citations


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    Other References

    1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    2. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    3. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Bayerisch Stammenbuch von den alten abgestorbenen Fuerten. Print.
    6. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    7. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    8. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    9. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    10. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    11. ...

    The Van Meter Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Van Meter 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 26 November 2016 at 16:46.

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