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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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The surname Vanderveen was first found in the Netherlands.

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.


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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 and printed products wherever possible.

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Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Vanderveen Notables 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:

Vanderveen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Vanderveen, aged 20, arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1804
  • William VanderVeen, aged 20, landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1804
  • Egbertus Vanderveen, age 19, who arrived at the Port of New York on July 16, 1847, aboard the "Snelherd"
  • 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
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  • Theodore F. Vander Veen, American politician, Democrat Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives from Kent County 1st District, 1916
  • Marion Vanderveen, American politician, Democrat Presidential Elector for Michigan, 2012
  • Claude VanderVeen, American politician, Republican Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1928
  • Barb VanderVeen (b. 1949), American politician, Republican Delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 2004
  • Richard Franklin Vander Veen (1922-2006), American politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Michigan (1974-1977)
  • Marion Vanderveen, American Democrat politician, Presidential Elector for Michigan, 2012
  • James S. VanderVeen, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Michigan State Senate 16th District, 1930
  • Claude VanderVeen, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1928
  • Barb VanderVeen (b. 1949), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 2004
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    Other References

    1. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    2. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    3. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    4. Grattan, Thomas Colley. Holdan The History of the Netherlands. Charleston, SC: Biblio Bazaar LLC, 2007. Print.
    5. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    6. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    7. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Jameson, John Franklin. Narratives of New Netherland 1609-1664. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1909. Print.
    10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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