Vanderveer History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Vanderveer 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.

Early Origins of the Vanderveer family

The surname Vanderveer was first found in the Netherlands.

Early History of the Vanderveer family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Vanderveer research. Another 47 words (3 lines of text) covering the years 1639 and 1704 are included under the topic Early Vanderveer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Vanderveer Spelling Variations

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.

Early Notables of the Vanderveer family (pre 1700)

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Vanderveer Ranking

In Netherlands, the name Vanderveer is the 238th most popular surname with an estimated 5,509 people with that name. [1]


United States Vanderveer migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Vanderveer Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Pieter Corneliszen Vanderveer, who arrived in New Netherland(s) in 1620-1664 [2]
  • Cornelis Janse Vanderveer, who landed in New Jersey in 1659 [2]
Vanderveer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Bart VanderVeer, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1853 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Vanderveer (post 1700) +

  • Tara VanDerveer (b. 1953), American women's basketball player and coach, inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2011, Naismith College Coach of the Year in 2011, sister of Heidi VanDerveer
  • Heidi VanDerveer, American women's basketball coach, Head Coach of the Minnesota Lynx in 2002 and the Sacramento Monarchs (1997-1998)
  • Ellinor Vanderveer (1886-1976), American actress who appeared in 111 films between 1924 and 1953, including several Laurel and Hardy comedies
  • Abraham Vanderveer (1781-1839), American politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York (1837-1839)
  • John C. Vanderveer, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Kings County, 1801-02, 1810-13 [3]
  • Henry Vanderveer, American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Somerset County, 1822 [3]
  • George A. Vanderveer, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1928 [3]
  • Edgar I. Vanderveer, American Republican politician, Chair of Monmouth County Republican Party, 1919-21, 1925-27 [3]
  • Abraham Vanderveer (1781-1839), American Democratic Party politician, U.S. Representative from New York 2nd District, 1837-39 [3]


  1. ^ https://forebears.io/netherlands/surnames
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 2) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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