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The Veenstra surname is derived from the Dutch word "Veen," which means "fen" or "Peatbog," which is the most common geographical feature of the northern provinces of the Netherlands. Many instances of the surname are thought to be habitational, deriving from any of various places named with this word. The preposition "van" meaning "of" or "from" ' is commonly found with Dutch names, especially with habitation names. The preposition "de," meaning "the," is also commonly used with these names.

Veenstra Early Origins



The surname Veenstra was first found in the Netherlands.

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Veenstra Spelling Variations


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Veenstra Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: vander Veen, van Veen, Van den ven, Van de Ven, van der Veen, van der Feen, Vanderveen, VanderVeen, Veenstra and many more.

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Veenstra Early History


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Veenstra Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Veenstra research. Another 93 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1639 and 1704 are included under the topic Early Veenstra History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Veenstra Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Veenstra Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Veenstra 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:

Veenstra Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Aart Veenstra, who landed in Iowa in 1856
  • Annie Veenstra, who arrived in Iowa in 1856
  • Grietje Veenstra, who landed in Iowa in 1856
  • Hendrik Veenstra, who arrived in Iowa in 1856
  • Herman Veenstra, who landed in Iowa in 1856
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Veenstra Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    2. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    3. Tapper, Michael Ed. Immigrants to the Middle Colonies A Consolidation of Ship Passenger Lists and Associated Data from The New York Genealogical Biographical Record. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Bayerisch Stammenbuch von den alten abgestorbenen Fuerten. Print.
    5. Jameson, John Franklin. Narratives of New Netherland 1609-1664. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1909. Print.
    6. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    7. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    8. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    9. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    10. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    11. ...

    The Veenstra Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Veenstra 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 9 February 2014 at 09:13.

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