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Van Rijn Early Origins



The surname Van Rijn 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 Amsterdam, an ancient 13th century town held by the Lords of Amstel. Giesebrecht II built a castle there. Geisbrecht III built the dam to keep out the sea. It is first mentioned in charters of 1275 when Floris IV, the count of Holland granted its charter. It became a city of great mercantile wealth. It hold great treasures of art. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into a most influential family.

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Van Rijn Spelling Variations


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Van Rijn Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: van Rijn, van Ryne, van Rhyn, van Ryn, Rijn, Rhyn, Ryn, Rym, Ryne, van der Rijn, de Rijn, van Rym and many more.

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Van Rijn Early History


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Van Rijn Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Van Rijn research. Another 213 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1655, 1720 and 1606 are included under the topic Early Van Rijn History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Van Rijn Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Van Rijn Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Van Rijn Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Daniel Durrand Ryne, who settled in Illinois in 1848; John George VanRyn, who came to Allegheny Co., PA in 1851; Andrew Ryne, who arrived in New York in 1852.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Van Rijn (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Van Rijn (post 1700)



  • Eva Van Rijn (b. 1936), Dutch-born American wildlife painter
  • Hedderik van Rijn, Dutch, professor at the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    2. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    4. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    5. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    7. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    8. Swierenga, Robert P. Compiler Dutch Emigrant to the United State, South Africa, South America and Southeast Asia 1835-1880 An Alphabetical Listing by Househould Heads and Independent Persons. Wilmington, DE: Scholary Resources, 1983. Print.
    9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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    The Van Rijn Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Van Rijn 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 25 February 2014 at 11:59.

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