Vanleeuwen History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Vanleeuwen family

The surname Vanleeuwen was 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. 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.

Early History of the Vanleeuwen family

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Vanleeuwen Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Leeuw, Leeuwe, Leeuwes, Leeuws, Leeuwez, Leeuwz, Leuwe, Leuwes, de Leeuw and many more.

Early Notables of the Vanleeuwen family (pre 1700)

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Vanleeuwen Ranking

In Netherlands, the name Vanleeuwen is the 19th most popular surname with an estimated 30,803 people with that name. [1]


United States Vanleeuwen migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Vanleeuwen Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Cornelis Jacobsz VanLeeuwen, who arrived in New York, NY in 1660 [2]
Vanleeuwen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • J VanLeeuwen, aged 21, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1847 [2]
  • L VanLeeuwen, aged 35, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1847 [2]
  • C VanLeeuwen, aged 13, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1847 [2]
  • Johannes Hen VanLeeuwen, aged 29, who landed in New York, NY in 1848 [2]
Vanleeuwen Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Johanna M VanLeeuwen, aged 22, who immigrated to the United States from Amsterdam, Holland, in 1912
  • Marinus VanLeeuwen, aged 22, who landed in America, in 1919
  • Adrian Vanleeuwen, aged 29, who immigrated to the United States, in 1922
  • Martha Vanleeuwen, aged 33, who immigrated to America from Sassenheim, Holland, in 1923
  • Joannes Vanleeuwen, aged 41, who settled in America from Saseuheim, Holland, in 1924

Contemporary Notables of the name Vanleeuwen (post 1700) +

  • Liz VanLeeuwen, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Oregon 4th District, 2002 [3]
  • Martin vanLeeuwen (b. 1981), Dutch footballer
  • Laura vanLeeuwen (b. 1986), Dutch gymnast
  • Abraham "Bram" vanLeeuwen (1918-2001), Dutch businessman and high-profile millionaire
  • Arthur Docters vanLeeuwen (b. 1945), Dutch politician, jurist and civil servant


  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 2015, October 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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