Van Norman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Van Norman surname comes from the German word "nordm," meaning "north," along with "man;" that is, it was a name for a person from the North.

Early Origins of the Van Norman family

The surname Van Norman was first found in Hamburg, where the name contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation which would later play a large role in the tribal and national conflicts of the area. In later years the name branched into many houses, each playing a significant role in the local social and political affairs. The family name is also connected to several place names in the Holstein region.

Early History of the Van Norman family

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Van Norman Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: van Norman, Norman, van Normann, Normann and others.

Early Notables of the Van Norman family (pre 1700)

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Van Norman Ranking

In the United States, the name Van Norman is the 13,384th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]


Canada Van Norman migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Van Norman Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Joseph VanNorman, who arrived in Canada in 1833
  • Abram VanNorman, who arrived in Canada in 1841
  • George Robinson VanNorman, who landed in Canada in 1841


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm


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