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Vechten Early Origins



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.

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Vechten Spelling Variations


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Vechten Spelling Variations



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

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Vechten Early History


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Vechten Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Vechten research. Another 299 words (21 lines of text) covering the year 1522 is included under the topic Early Vechten History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Vechten Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Vechten Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Vechten Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Vechten Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Hendrick Vechten, who came to New Netherland in 1660
  • Claes Arense Vechten, who came to New Netherland in 1660
  • Claes Arense Vechten, who landed in New York in 1687
  • Hendrick Vechten, who arrived in New York in 1687

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Contemporary Notables of the name Vechten (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Vechten (post 1700)



  • Teunis Van Vechten, American politician, Mayor of Albany, New York, 1837-38, 1841-42
  • T. Van Vechten Jr., American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Albany County 3rd District, 1852
  • Cornelius Van Vechten, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Rensselaer County, 1810-11
  • 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

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    2. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    4. Grattan, Thomas Colley. Holdan The History of the Netherlands. Charleston, SC: Biblio Bazaar LLC, 2007. Print.
    5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    7. 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).
    8. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    9. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    10. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
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    The Vechten Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Vechten 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 16 March 2010 at 08:16.

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