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The Van Horn Family Name

Census Soundex Code: V565

Variant Spellings: Van Horn, Vanhorn, Van Horne, Vanhorne, Van Hoorn, Vanhoorn, Van Hoorne, Vanhoorne

Van Horn, Van Horne, Van Horne (Dutch) One who came from Hoorn (the promontory), in Holland.
Source: New Dictionary of American Family Names by Elsdon C. Smith, Gramercy Publishing Company, New York, 1988.

Van Horn
Social Security Administration Abbreviation: Vanhor
Social Security Administration Ranking: 2053
Social Security Count (1984): 22,294 individuals
Origin: (Dutch) The prefix "Van" means one who lived at or one who came from and was attached to existing surnames. In this case, the name is a cognate to Horn.
Genealogies: A New Jersey Dutch Lineage to Christian Barentsen Van Horne was compiled by Jean Baber and published in 1975. Our Dutch Ancestors was compiled by Ralph H. Dean and published in Woodland, California, in 1978. The Reverend William Van Horne: His Ancestors and Descendants was compiled by William E. Van Horne and published in Columbus, Ohio, in 1990.
Source: Encyclopedia of American Family Names by H. Amanda Robb and Andrew Chesler, Harper Collins Publishers, 1995

Van Hoorn
Social Security Administration Abbreviation: Vanhoo
Social Security Administration Ranking: 2962
Social Security Count (1984): 15,369 individuals
Origin: (Dutch) The prefix "Van" means one who lived at or one who came from and was attached to existing surnames. In this case, the name is a cognate to Horn.
Genealogies: None known
Source: Encyclopedia of American Family Names by H. Amanda Robb and Andrew Chesler, Harper Collins Publishers, 1995

Van Horn Place Names - United States

The Geographic Names Information System (GNIS), developed by the U.S. Geologic Survey in cooperation with the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN), contains information about almost 2 million physical and cultural geographic features in the United States. The Federally recognized name of each feature described in the data base is identified, and references are made to a feature's location by State, county, and geographic coordinates. The GNIS is our Nation's official repository of domestic geographic names information. We have complied all the Van Horn Place Names from the GNIS.

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The Famous...

Millions of Americans have been profiled in collective biography volumes such as Who's Who in America. We have found several famous people who carry the Van Horn surname. Politicans, writers, high profile business men, a sports star and others have been documented.

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