The Vanderven 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 Vanderven family
The surname Vanderven was first found in the Netherlands.
Early History of the Vanderven family
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Vanderven 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 Vanderven family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Vanderven family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Willem Van der Veen, age 20 settled in Philadelphia in 1804; Herman Vanderveen, who arrived at New York August 7, 1845, aboard the "Angelique".