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The Vanpelt surname is occupational in origin. It comes from the Latin word "pellis," meaning "skin" or "hide," and would have originally been born by someone who tanned or sold hides and pelts for a living.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Pelten, Peltzer, Peltre, Pelzer, Pellt, Pelter, Peltern, Pelteren 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. The principal cities are Amsterdam, Haarlem and Hilversum. Many of the old Counts of Holland held a family seat in this region, including one of the nations oldest families, in Brederode Castle near Haarlem.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Vanpelt research. Another 266 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1766 and 1792 are included under the topic Early Vanpelt History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Vanpelt Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Vanpelt Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Teunis VanPelt, who landed in New Netherland(s) in 1620-1664
- Theunis Janse Laenen VanPelt, who landed in New York in 1663
- Matthys VanPelt, who landed in New Jersey in 1663
- Tunis Jansz VanPelt, who arrived in New Jersey in 1663
- Gysbert Thysen Laenen VanPelt, who arrived in New York in 1663
Vanpelt Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- D VanPelt, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
- P VanPelt, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
- Alison Van Pelt (b. 1963), American painter
- John Vredenburgh Van Pelt F.A.I.A., A.D.G.F., (1874-1962), American architectural historian and author
- Bradlee Van Pelt (b. 1980), former American NFL football quarterback and safety
- William Kaiser Van Pelt (1905-1996), American politician, Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from Wisconsin (1951-1965)
- James S. "Jim" Van Pelt (b. 1935), former American CFL football quarterback
- Scott Van Pelt, American sportscaster and sports talk show host
- Alexander "Alex" Van Pelt (b. 1970), American football coach and former NFL quarterback
- Brad Alan Van Pelt (1951-2009), American NFL football linebacker
- Bo Van Pelt (b. 1975), American PGA professional golfer
- Daniel J. VanPelt, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1944
- Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
- Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
- Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
- Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München: 1975. Print.
- Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
- Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
- Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
- Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
- Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
- 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.
The Vanpelt Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Vanpelt 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.
This page was last modified on 9 December 2015 at 09:46.
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