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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.

Vanderven Early Origins



The surname Vanderven was first found in the Netherlands.

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Vanderven Early History


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Vanderven Early History



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

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Vanderven Spelling Variations


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Vanderven 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.

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Vanderven Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Vanderven Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Vanderven Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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"; Djoeke Jans Vandeveen, age 38, who arrived at New York on Sept. 8, 1847, aboard the "Hull".

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