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The surname Vanderpoel 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 North Holland, a province of the Netherlands. The principal cities are Amsterdam, Haarlem and Hilversum. It was the seat of the old Counts of Holland. Seat of one of the oldest families is Brederode Castle near Haarlem. There are many old and quaint towns in the province. including Medemblik, Enkhuizen, Hoorn, Edam, and Monnikendam. 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.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Poll, Polle, Pol, Pole, Polles, Polls, Poles, Pols, Poel, Pole, de Poll, de Poel and many more.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Vanderpoel research. Another 285 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1810 and 1815 are included under the topic Early Vanderpoel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Vanderpoel Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Wynant Gerretse VanDerPoel, who settled in Albany, NY in 1647
  • Wynant Gerretse VanDerPoel, who arrived in Albany, NY in 1647
  • Teunis Cornelisse VanDerPoel, who arrived in New York in 1654
  • Teunis Cornelisse VanDerPoel, who landed in New York in 1654
  • Wynant Gerritse Vanderpoel, who came to New Netherland sometime between 1620 and 1664

Vanderpoel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • W. Van der Poel, aged 39, who emigrated to the United States, in 1894

Vanderpoel Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Samuel J Van der Poel, who landed in America, in 1908
  • Leentje Apolonia van der Poel, aged 24, who landed in America from Vuyenban, Holland, in 1910
  • Jonannes E. Van der poel, aged 25, who emigrated to America from Holland, Laszenkeim, in 1911
  • John Van der Poel, aged 56, who landed in America, in 1914
  • Johannes Cornelius Van Der Poel, aged 18, who emigrated to the United States from Rotterdam, Holland, in 1920
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  • Isaac V. Vanderpoel (1814-1871), American lawyer and politician
  • Waid Richard Vanderpoel (1922-2003), American financier and conservationist
  • Aaron Vanderpoel (1799-1870), U.S. Representative from New York
  • Washington Irving Vanderpoel (b. 1880), American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 1st District, 1926
  • W. G. Vanderpoel, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Wyoming, 1964
  • Samuel O. Vanderpoel, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 16th District, 1880
  • James Vanderpoel, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Columbia County, 1810-11, 1815-16, 1820-21
  • Aaron Vanderpoel (1799-1870), American Democrat politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Columbia County, 1826, 1830; U.S. Representative from New York 8th District, 1833-37, 1839-41
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Citations



    Other References

    1. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    2. Neubecker, Ottfried. Großes Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    3. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    4. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    5. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    6. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    7. Grattan, Thomas Colley. Holdan The History of the Netherlands. Charleston, SC: Biblio Bazaar LLC, 2007. Print.
    8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    9. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    10. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
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