Vanslyke History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Vanslyke family

The surname Vanslyke 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 Limburg, the smallest, southernmost province of the Netherlands. The capital of the province is Mastricht, noted for its contribution to the modern treaty for the E.E.C. Other notable towns are Crefeld and Breda and Nijmwegan. 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 Vanslyke family

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Vanslyke Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Van Slyke, Van Slype, Van Slike, Van Slyck, Van Slyk, Van Slipe, Slyps and many more.

Early Notables of the Vanslyke family (pre 1700)

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Vanslyke Ranking

In the United States, the name Vanslyke is the 11,933rd most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]


United States Vanslyke migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Vanslyke Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Dolphus Skinner VanSlyke, who settled in San Francisco sometime between 1850 and 1864
  • D. S. VanSlyke, who settled in San Francisco in 1852

Contemporary Notables of the name Vanslyke (post 1700) +

  • Scott T. Van Slyke (b. 1986), American Major League Baseball outfielder, son of Andy Van Slyke
  • Steven Van Slyke, American chemist, best known for his work with Organic Light Emitting Diodes
  • Andrew James "Andy" Van Slyke (b. 1960), retired American Major League Baseball outfielder
  • Tracy Van Slyke, American publisher


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm


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