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The distinguished surname Van Vreeland is Dutch in origin. It is most likely derived from the place name "Vreeland," which is itself derived from the Middle Dutch word "vrede," meaning "legal protection against armed violence." Thus, the town of Vreeland was probably located in an area protected by official restrictions on combat.

Van Vreeland Early Origins



The surname Van Vreeland was first found in Holland, where the city of Vreeland is located, approximately halfway between Amsterdam and Utrecht. It is likely that the initial bearer of the name was a resident of the town of Vreeland.

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Van Vreeland Spelling Variations


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Van Vreeland Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Vreeland, Van Vreeland, Freeland and others.

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Van Vreeland Early History


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Van Vreeland Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Van Vreeland research. Another 199 words (14 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Van Vreeland History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Van Vreeland Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Van Vreeland Early Notables (pre 1700)



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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: Jan Jacobsen Vreeland, who settled in New York in 1633; as did Michael Vreeland in 1638; Jacob Vreeland, who was naturalized in New York in 1776; and J. B. Vreeland, who arrived in San Francisco in 1852..

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Citations



    Other References

    1. 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).
    2. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    3. Grattan, Thomas Colley. Holdan The History of the Netherlands. Charleston, SC: Biblio Bazaar LLC, 2007. Print.
    4. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    6. Tapper, Michael Ed. Immigrants to the Middle Colonies A Consolidation of Ship Passenger Lists and Associated Data from The New York Genealogical Biographical Record. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    8. De Jong, Gerald Francis. The Dutch in America 1609-1974. New York: Twayne, 1975. Print.
    9. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    10. 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).
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    The Van Vreeland Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Van Vreeland 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 17 June 2014 at 11:42.

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