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Vechten History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: Dutch, German


Early Origins of the Vechten family


The surname Vechten 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 Amsterdam, an ancient 13th century town held by the Lords of Amstel. Giesebrecht II built a castle there. Geisbrecht III built the dam to keep out the sea. It is first mentioned in charters of 1275 when Floris IV, the count of Holland granted its charter. It became a city of great mercantile wealth. It hold great treasures of art. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into a most influential family.

Early History of the Vechten family


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Vechten Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Victor, Victoria, Vechter, Vechten, Viechter, Fichter and many more.

Early Notables of the Vechten family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Vechten family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Vechten Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Hendrick Vechten, who settled in New Netherland in 1660
  • Claes Arense Vechten, who settled in New Netherland in 1660
  • Claes Arense Vechten, who landed in New York in 1687 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Hendrick Vechten, who arrived in New York in 1687 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Contemporary Notables of the name Vechten (post 1700)


  • Teunis Van Vechten, American politician, Mayor of Albany, New York, 1837-38, 1841-42 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • T. Van Vechten Jr., American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Albany County 3rd District, 1852 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Cornelius Van Vechten, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Rensselaer County, 1810-11 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Abraham Van Vechten, American politician, Member of New York State Senate, 1797-1805, 1815-19; Member of New York State Assembly from Albany County, 1805-06, 1807-13; New York State Attorney General, 1810-11, 1813-15 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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Citations


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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