Vries History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Vries Ranking

In Netherlands, the name Vries is the 268th most popular surname with an estimated 5,294 people with that name. [1]


United States Vries migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Vries Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Hans Vries, who arrived in America in 1663 [2]
  • Vresen Vries, who landed in New Netherland(s) in 1663 [2]
Vries Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Johan Vries, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1738 [2]
  • Simon Vries, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1754 [2]
  • Jacob Vries, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1754 [2]
Vries Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Gosse De Vries, who landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1847 [2]
  • Broer De Vries, who landed in Iowa in 1855 [2]
  • Arie De Vries, who landed in Iowa in 1868 [2]
  • Aukje De Vries, who arrived in Iowa in 1869 [2]
  • Hendrik De Vries, who landed in Iowa in 1869 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Vries (post 1700) +

  • Bernice T. Van der Vries (b. 1890), American Republican politician, Member of Illinois State House of Representatives 7th District, 1935-42 [3]
  • Marion De Vries (1865-1939), American Democratic Party politician, U.S. Representative from California 2nd District, 1897-1900; Judge of U.S. Customs Court, 1900-10; Judge of U.S. Court of Customs Appeals, 1910-21 [4]


  1. ^ https://forebears.io/netherlands/surnames
  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 2016, February 2) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 17) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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