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Van Wijk History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Early Origins of the Van Wijk family


The surname Van Wijk 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 Utrecht, a city and capital of the province of Utrecht. The ramparts of this ancient city were destroyed in 1830. The Domkerk (1254) is on the site of the original church of St. Willibrord in 720. In the crypt are the hearts of Conrad II (1039) and Henry V (1125) two German Emperors. The Museum is notable for its relics and artifacts. Its tumultuous history was strongly influenced by religious conflict. 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 Wijk family


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Van Wijk Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Wyck, Wycke, Wijk, Wyckes, Wycks, Wyckez, Wyckz, Wyckk, van Wyck, van Wick, Wicke, Weick, Wieck and many more.

Early Notables of the Van Wijk family (pre 1700)


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


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Van Wijk Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Elisabeth van Wijk, aged 1, who landed in America from Amsterdam, Holland, in 1907
  • Gijsbertus van Wijk, aged 7, who emigrated to the United States from Amsterdam, Holland, in 1907
  • Maria Van Wijk, aged 32, who emigrated to the United States from Den Haag, Holland, in 1918
  • Jan Van Wijk, aged 23, who settled in America from Enkhuizen, Holland, in 1919
  • Wilhelm Hendrik Van Wijk, aged 28, who emigrated to America, in 1919
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Van Wijk (post 1700)


  • Uco van Wijk (1924-1966), Dutch astronomer and educator who founded the astronomy program at the University of Maryland, and eponym of the Van Wijk crater on the Moon

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