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Van Vreeland History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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.

Early Origins of the Van Vreeland family


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.

Early History of the Van Vreeland family


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Van Vreeland Spelling Variations


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

Early Notables of the Van Vreeland family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Van Vreeland family to the New World and Oceana


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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