Show ContentsVan Veen History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Van Veen surname is derived from the Dutch word "Veen," which means "fen" or "Peatbog," which is the most common geographical feature of the northern provinces of the Netherlands. Many instances of the surname are thought to be habitational, deriving from any of various places named with this word. The preposition "van" meaning "of" or "from" ' is commonly found with Dutch names, especially with habitation names. The preposition "de," meaning "the," is also commonly used with these names.

Early Origins of the Van Veen family

The surname Van Veen was first found in the Netherlands.

Early History of the Van Veen family

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Van Veen Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: vander Veen, van Veen, Van den ven, Van de Ven, van der Veen, van der Feen, Vanderveen, VanderVeen, Veenstra and many more.

Early Notables of the Van Veen family

From this era of Dutch history, those of this who distinguished themselves included

  • the painter, Otto Corneliszn Van Veen, who lived in the late 16th and early 17th centuries

Van Veen Ranking

In Netherlands, the name Van Veen is the 55th most popular surname with an estimated 14,798 people with that name. 1

United States Van Veen migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Van Veen Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Gerrit Jansz VanVeen, who arrived in New Netherland(s) in 1660 2

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

  • Otto van Veen (1556-1634), Dutch painter

  1. "Most Common Last Names in Netherlands." Forebears,
  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) on Facebook