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Van Wyk History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Early Origins of the Van Wyk family


The surname Van Wyk 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 Wyk family


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Van Wyk 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 Wyk family (pre 1700)


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


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, who landed in New York, NY in 1847 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Johannes VanWyk, aged 26, who arrived in New York, NY in 1848 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Contemporary Notables of the name Van Wyk (post 1700)


  • Mrs. ? Van Wyk (b. 1998), American actress, known for The Quarry
  • Adam Van Wyk, American Annie Award winning animator and storyboard artist, known for Batman Beyond (1999-2000), 101 Dalmatians (1996)
  • Helga van Wyk, Dutch actress, known for Vengeance Cops (1971), Hoor My Lied (1967) and Kruger Miljoene (1967)
  • Steffi Van Wyk, Namibia beauty pageant holder, Miss Namibia (2015)
  • Ben-Erik Van Wyk, South African Professor of Botany, University of Johannesburg

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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

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