Show ContentsVanderheyden History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The distinguished surname Vanderheyden is Dutch in origin. It is thought to be derived from the Belgian place name "Huy." This element combined with the characteristic Dutch prefix "van," meaning "from," would indicate "one who came from Huy."

Early Origins of the Vanderheyden family

The surname Vanderheyden was first found in Holland, where the Vanderheyden family 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 South Holland, a province of Holland, the most crowded province of the Netherlands. The principal cities are Rotterdam, Leyden and Shiedam. Noted is the famed castle of Teilengen where Jacqueline of Bavaria is buried. 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. The family name Vandehey held a family seat in Rotterdam.

Early History of the Vanderheyden family

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Vanderheyden Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Van der Hey, Van Hay, Van Hey, Van Heye, van der Haye, Vandehey, Vanderhay, Vanderhey, Vanhoy, Vanhey and many more.

Early Notables of the Vanderheyden family

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United States Vanderheyden migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Vanderheyden Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Jan Cornelissen VanderHeyden, who arrived in New Netherland(s) in 1620-1664 [1]
  • Jacob Tysse VanDerHeyden, who landed in New York in 1654 [1]
  • Matthias Vanderheyden, who landed in Maryland in 1666-1750 [1]

Canada Vanderheyden migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Vanderheyden Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mr. Adam Vanderheyden U.E. who settled in Fredericksburgh [Greater Napanee], Ontario c. 1784 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Vanderheyden (post 1700) +

  • John G. Vanderheyden, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Rensselaer County, 1825 [3]
  • Henry van der Heyden, Chairman of New Zealand Dairy Group, and a director of the New Zealand Dairy Board since 1997
  • Peter Van Der Heyden (b. 1976), Belgian footballer

  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)
  2. Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  3. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 2) . Retrieved from on Facebook