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The name Van was carried to England in the enormous movement of people that followed the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Van family lived in East Lothian, Scotland. Their name, however, is a reference to Vaux or Vallibus, Normandy, the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066.

Van Early Origins



The surname Van was first found in East Lothian, where they were directly descended from the great baronial family of De Vaux, or De Vallibus, and still had a castle of this name in Normandy until the year 1080. They possessed Dalston and Gilliesland in Cumberland, and the barony of Dirletoun in East Lothian.

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Van Spelling Variations


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Van Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Vance, Vans, Vaux, de Vallibus and others.

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Van Early History


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Van Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Van research. Another 286 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1244, 1255, 1306, and 1437 are included under the topic Early Van History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Van Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Van Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Van Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Van In Ireland


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Van In Ireland



Some of the Van family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 127 words (9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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 Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Bernard Van, aged 17, arrived in Louisiana in 1719
  • Hans Jacob Van, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1752
  • Mattheis Van, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1752

Van Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Nainan Wynan Van, who landed in Mississippi in 1830

Van Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • James Van, aged 25, a labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Lord William Bentinck" in 1841
  • Voce Van, aged Samuel, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Lord William Bentinck" in 1841
  • Henry Van, aged 46, a farmer, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Phoebe Dunbar" in 1841850
  • Henry Van, aged 46, a farmer, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Phoebe Dunbar" in 1850

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Contemporary Notables of the name Van (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Van (post 1700)



  • Ya-Yue J. Van, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Washington, 1996, 2000, 2004; Member of Democratic National Committee from Washington, 2004
  • Vernon Van, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from California 37th District, 2000, 2004

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    3. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
    4. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
    6. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    7. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    9. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    10. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
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    The Van Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Van 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 10 December 2015 at 10:34.

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