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Where did the Dutch Vanderveen family come from? What is the Dutch Vanderveen family crest and coat of arms? When did the Vanderveen family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Vanderveen family history?

The Vanderveen surname is derived from the Dutch word "Veen," which means "fen" or "Peatbog," which is the most common geographical feature of the northern provinces of the Netherlands. Many instances of the surname are thought to be habitational, deriving from any of various places named with this word. The preposition "van" meaning "of" or "from" ' is commonly found with Dutch names, especially with habitation names. The preposition "de," meaning "the," is also commonly used with these names.

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Spelling variations of this family name include: vander Veen, van Veen, Van den ven, Van de Ven, van der Veen, van der Feen, Vanderveen, VanderVeen, Veenstra and many more.

First found in the Netherlands.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Vanderveen research. Another 93 words(7 lines of text) covering the years 1639 and 1704 are included under the topic Early Vanderveen History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 51 words(4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Vanderveen Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

  • Egbertus Vanderveen, age 19, who arrived at the Port of New York on July 16, 1847, aboard the "Snelherd"

Vanderveen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • William Vanderveen, aged 20, arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1804
  • Wm VanderVeen, aged 20, landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1804
  • Herman Vanderveen, who arrived at New York August 7, 1845, aboard the "Angelique"
  • Anna Vanderveen, aged 21, who arrived in New York city in 1847
  • Jacob Vanderveen, who arrived in New York city in 1847


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The Vanderveen Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Vanderveen 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.

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