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

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Wyck, Wycke, Wijk, Wyckes, Wycks, Wyckez, Wyckz, Wyckk, van Wyck, van Wick, Wicke, Weick, Wieck 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 Utrecht, a city and capital of the province of Utrecht. The ramparts of this ancient city were destroyed in 1830. The Domkerk (1254) is on the site of the original church of St. Willibrord in 720. In the crypt are the hearts of Conrad II (1039) and Henry V (1125) two German Emperors. The Museum is notable for its relics and artifacts. Its tumultuous history was strongly influenced by religious conflict. 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 Vanwyk research. Another 171 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1816, 1869, 1616, 1677, 1652 and 1702 are included under the topic Early Vanwyk History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 51 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Vanwyk Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Vanwyk Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • Petranella VanWyk, who settled in New York, NY in 1847
  • Petranella VanWyk, aged 30, landed in New York, NY in 1847
  • Johannes VanWyk, aged 26, arrived in New York, NY in 1848

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  2. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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  4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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  6. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
  7. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
  8. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
  9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  10. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
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The Vanwyk Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Vanwyk 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 31 December 2015 at 16:22.

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