Vreeland History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The distinguished surname Vreeland is Dutch in origin. It is most likely derived from the place name "Vreeland," which is itself derived from the Middle Dutch word "vrede," meaning "legal protection against armed violence." Thus, the town of Vreeland was probably located in an area protected by official restrictions on combat.

Early Origins of the Vreeland family

The surname Vreeland was first found in Holland, where the city of Vreeland is located, approximately halfway between Amsterdam and Utrecht. It is likely that the initial bearer of the name was a resident of the town of Vreeland.

Early History of the Vreeland family

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Vreeland Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Vreeland, Van Vreeland, Freeland and others.

Early Notables of the Vreeland family (pre 1700)

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Vreeland Ranking

In the United States, the name Vreeland is the 11,286th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]


United States Vreeland migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Vreeland Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Jan Jacobsen Vreeland, who settled in New York in 1633
  • Jan Jacobsen Vreeland, who landed in New York, NY in 1633 [2]
  • Michiel Jansen Vreeland, who arrived in New York in 1638 [2]
  • Michael Vreeland, who settled in New York in 1638
Vreeland Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Jacob Vreeland, who was naturalized in New York in 1776
Vreeland Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • J. B. Vreeland, who arrived in San Francisco in 1852

Contemporary Notables of the name Vreeland (post 1700) +

  • James Vreeland (b. 1971), American professor of political science
  • Charles E. Vreeland (1852-1916), U.S. Navy admiral, eponym of the Knox-class frigate USS Vreeland (FF-1068)
  • Edward B. Vreeland (1856-1936), American politician, United States Representative from New York (1899-1903) and (1903-193)
  • Diana Vreeland (1906-1989), American magazine editor, a famous figure in the fashion world, editor at Harpers Bazaar, editor-in-chief of Vogue, and noted contributor to the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute
  • Susan Vreeland, best-selling author of such novels as "Girl in Hyacinth Blue" and "The Passion of Artemesia"
  • Francis Vreeland Dobbins (1876-1934), American Democratic Party politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Union County, 1914; Chair of Union County Democratic Party, 1921, 1925 [3]


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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