Van Valkenburg History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Van Valkenburg family

The surname Van Valkenburg 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 Valkenburg family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Van Valkenburg research. Another 105 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1693, 1773, 1778, 1872, 1675 and 1721 are included under the topic Early Van Valkenburg History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Van Valkenburg Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Valkenburg, Valkenburch, Valkendaal, Valkenstein, Volkenburg and many more.

Early Notables of the Van Valkenburg family (pre 1700)

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Van Valkenburg Ranking

In the United States, the name Van Valkenburg is the 10,015th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]


United States Van Valkenburg migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Van Valkenburg Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Lambert Jochemse VanValkenburg, who settled in New Netherland sometime between 1620 and 1664
  • Lambert Jochemse VanValkenburg, who arrived in New Netherland(s) in 1620-1664 [2]
Van Valkenburg Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • J. VanValkenburg, who settled in San Francisco in 1852
  • S. VanValkenburg, who settled in San Francisco in 1852
  • Marinus Vanvalkenburg, who settled in America in 1870
  • Klaas Vanvalkenburg, who arrived in America in 1873
  • Willem Vanvalkenburg, who settled in America in 1873
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Van Valkenburg (post 1700) +

  • Eric Van Valkenburg (1954-1995), American actor, known for Easy Money (1983), Stardust Memories (1980) and The Fan (1981)
  • Richard Jeptha Van Valkenburg (1823-1912), American Civil War veteran and Episcopal reverend, one of the founding pioneers of northern Colorado
  • Professor Samuel Van Valkenburg, American Director of the School of Geography at Clark University, eponym of Mount Van Valkenburg, Antarctica
  • Wade Van Valkenburg (1899-1985), American politician and jurist, 54th Speaker of the Michigan House of Representatives (1953-1956), Member of the Michigan House of Representatives (1947-1956), Judge for Michigan's 9th Circuit (1965-1967)
  • Pete Van Valkenburg (b. 1950), American former NFL running back who played from 1973 to 1974
  • Mac Elwyn Van Valkenburg (1921-1997), American electrical engineer, Professor at the University of Illinois from 1955-1966, Professor and head of electrical engineering at Princeton University, IEEE Education Medal (1972), ASEE George Westinghouse Award (1963)
  • Robert Bruce Van Valkenburg (1821-1888), American politician, U.S. Representative from New York, and an officer in the Union Army during the American Civil War


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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