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The first family to use the name Veen lived among the Pictish people of ancient Scotland. The name Veen is derived from the Gaelic word Beathan or betha which means life. Bean was also the name of a saint in the Breviary of Aberdeen.

Veen Early Origins



The surname Veen was first found in Aberdeen (part of the modern Grampian region), where one of the first times the name arose was a Bean who was a magistrate circa 1210. It is known, however, that the MacBains moved to Invernessshire, as sod bearers to the Chiefs of the great Clan Chattan (a powerful confederation of early Clans). The name literally means "son of the fair lad," and was frequently translated to MacBean (Bain).

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Veen Spelling Variations


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Veen Spelling Variations



Repeated and inaccurate translation of Scottish names from Gaelic to English and back resulted in a wide variety of spelling variations with single names. Veen has appeared Bean, Beane, Beyn, Bayn, Bene, Bane, Baine, Beine, Bayne, Beyne, Been, Beaine, MacBain, MacBean, MacVain, MacBean, MacVan and many more.

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Veen Early History


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Veen Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Veen research. Another 194 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1400, 1411, 1550, and 1745 are included under the topic Early Veen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Veen Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Veen Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Veen In Ireland


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Veen In Ireland



Some of the Veen family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 89 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



Many Scottish families suffered enormous hardships and were compelled to leave their country of birth. They traveled to Ireland and Australia, but mostly to the colonies of North America, where many found the freedom and opportunity they sought. It was not without a fight, though, as many were forced to stand up and defend their freedom in the American War of Independence. The ancestors of these Scots abroad have rediscovered their heritage in the last century through the Clan societies and other organizations that have sprung up across North Ameri ca. Immigration and passenger ship lists show some important early immigrants bearing the name Veen:

Veen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Willem Van der Veen, age 20 settled in Philadelphia in 1804
  • Dirk V D Veen, who landed in New York, NY in 1866
  • Klaas V D Veen, aged 29, arrived in New York, NY in 1866
  • Run je V D Veen, aged 2, landed in New York, NY in 1866
  • Trijnt je V D Veen, aged 20, arrived in New York, NY in 1866
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Veen (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Veen (post 1700)



  • Theodore F. Vander Veen, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives from Kent County 1st District, 1916
  • Richard Franklin Vander Veen (1922-2006), American Democrat politician, Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II
  • Sadie Van Veen, American politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from New York County 3rd District, 1932; Candidate for New York State Senate 18th District, 1934
  • Morris Van Veen, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 21st District, 1920, 1922, 1924
  • John Veen, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from California 19th District, 2002

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Touch not the catt bot a targe
Motto Translation: Touch not the cat without a shield.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
    2. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
    4. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
    5. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
    6. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    8. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
    9. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
    10. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    11. ...

    The Veen Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Veen 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 2 February 2016 at 09:35.

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