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Where did the Dutch Van Wyk family come from? What is the Dutch Van Wyk family crest and coat of arms? When did the Van Wyk family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Van Wyk family history?

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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.

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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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Van Wyk 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 Wyk History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Van Wyk Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • Petranella VanWyk, who settled in New York, NY in 1847
  • Petranella VanWyk, aged 30, landed in New York, NY in 1847
  • Johannes VanWyk, aged 26, arrived in New York, NY in 1848

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  6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  7. Bayerisch Stammenbuch von den alten abgestorbenen Fuerten. Print.
  8. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
  9. Swierenga, Robert P. Compiler Dutch Emigrant to the United State, South Africa, South America and Southeast Asia 1835-1880 An Alphabetical Listing by Househould Heads and Independent Persons. Wilmington, DE: Scholary Resources, 1983. Print.
  10. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
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The Van Wyk Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Van Wyk 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.

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