The distinguished surname Vandegraaf was first found in Switzerland.
Early Origins of the Vandegraaf family
The surname Vandegraaf was first found in Switzerland
, where the family contributed to the development of the region. They became prominent in local
affairs and branched into many houses which played important roles in savage tribal and national conflicts, each group seeking power and status in an ever changing territorial profile.
Early History of the Vandegraaf family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Vandegraaf research.Another 243 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1769, 1807, 1485, 1527, 1599, 1664, 1611, 1678, 1671, 1719, 1841, 1826, 1815 and 1869 are included under the topic Early Vandegraaf History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Vandegraaf Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Graf, Grafe,Graef, Graff, Graffen, Graffin, Grafen, Grafin, Grav, Graaf and many more.
Early Notables of the Vandegraaf family (pre 1700)
Notables of the time with the surname Vandegraaf were Urs Graf (1485-1527), Swiss engraver and goldsmith, influenced by Albrecht Duerer; Cornelis de Graeff (1599-1664), Mayor of Amsterdam; Free Imperial Knight Andries de Graeff (1611-1678), Mayor of Amsterdam; Cornelis de Graeff (1671-1719), Dutch Canon of St. Pieter at... Another 46 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Vandegraaf Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Vandegraaf family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Philip Leonhardt Graf, who, with his wife and five children, came to America in 1709. He was bearers of the name Graf to emigrate to the New World. Georg Graf arrived in Pennsylvania between 1743-1746.
Contemporary Notables of the name Vandegraaf (post 1700)
- Johannes J. VanDeGraaf, American Republican politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives 74th District, 1974, 1976 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 2) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html