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

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Gelder, van Gelder, Vangelder, Op-Gelder and many more.

First found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in North Holland, a province of the Netherlands in Haarlem. The principal cities are Amsterdam, Haarlem and Hilversum. It was the seat of the old Counts of Holland. Seat of one of the oldest families is Brederode Castle near Haarlem. There are many old and quaint towns in the province. including Medemblik, Enkhuizen, Hoorn, Edam, and Monnikendam. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Vangelder research. Another 271 words(19 lines of text) covering the years 1670 and 1673 are included under the topic Early Vangelder History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Vangelder Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Vangelder Settlers in United States in the 17th Century


  • Jan VanGelder, who arrived in New York in 1664

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  2. Jameson, John Franklin. Narratives of New Netherland 1609-1664. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1909. Print.
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  7. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
  8. Swierenga, Robert P. Compiler Dutch Emigrant to the United State, South Africa, South America and Southeast Asia 1835-1880 An Alphabetical Listing by Househould Heads and Independent Persons. Wilmington, DE: Scholary Resources, 1983. Print.
  9. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
  10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
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The Vangelder Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Vangelder 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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