Van Surname History
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- Van last name meaning & etymology
- Van spelling & pronunciation
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Van Country of Origin, Nationality, & Ethnicity
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The nationality of Van may be complicated to determine because regional boundaries change over time, making the original nationality a mystery. The original ethnicity of Van may be difficult to determine as result of whether the name came about organically and independently in different locales; e.g. in the case of family names that come from a profession, which can come into being in multiple countries independently (such as the last name "Fisher" which was given to fishermen).
Van Meaning & Etymology
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The meaning of Van come may come from a profession, such as the name "Archer" which was given to people who were bowmen. Some of these craft-based family names may be a profession in some other language. For this reason it is important to know the ethnicity of a name, and the languages spoken by its ancestors. Many modern names like Van originate from religious texts like the Quran, the Bhagavadgītā, the Bible, and other related texts. In many cases these names are shortened versions of a religious sentiment such as "Worthy of praise".
Van Pronunciation & Spelling Variations
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Researching misspellings and alternate spellings of the Van name are important to understanding the possible origins of the name. In early history when few people could write, names such as Van were transcribed based on how they sounded when people's names were recorded in government records. This could have led to misspellings of Van. Last names like Van vary in spelling and pronunciation as they travel across communities, family branches, and languages over the years.
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Van Family Tree
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- ? Van Assendelft
- ? Van Assendelft
- Cleas van Assendelft
- Johan van Assendelft 1625 - ?
- John W. van Loon
- Elmer Van Tassel
- Shirley Van Firney
- A. G. Van Hook 1829 - ?
- Isabelle Agnes McRobbie Van Tassel 1851 - ?
- Isabelle McRobbie Van Tassel