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Van Wijk Early Origins



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.

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Van Wijk Spelling Variations


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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.

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Van Wijk Early History


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Van Wijk Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Van Wijk research. Another 171 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1816, 1869, 1616, 1677, 1652 and 1702 are included under the topic Early Van Wijk History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Van Wijk Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Van Wijk Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Van Wijk Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Van Wijk (post 1700)


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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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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    5. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    6. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    7. Jameson, John Franklin. Narratives of New Netherland 1609-1664. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1909. Print.
    8. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    9. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    10. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
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    The Van Wijk Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Van Wijk 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 4 September 2013 at 14:21.

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