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January 9, 2018

Surnames A-Z: V

There's a new meme going around Facebook right now. Genealogists are listing their mother's maiden name, father's surname, maternal and paternal grandparents' surnames and a few more generations back.

It's a cute idea but I don't think it's wise to be providing such detail, especially your mother's maiden name, as it is often the secret question asked on sites where you require a password to log in.

So I'm revising the meme to suit me and I hope others will follow suit, either here as a comment on Olive Tree Genealogy blog, or on their own blog.

Over the coming weeks I'll be listing my surnames starting with "A" and going through the alphabet until I reach "Z".

I'll preface this with a caveat - most surnames are more common than you might think, so sharing a surname doesn't mean we're related. To be completely useful any surname list should have a geographic location and a time period. But this is just a fun little exercise and if you spot a name of interest, just let me know and we'll compare dates and locations.

V SURNAMES: Van Alstyne, van der Morsch, Van der Straaten, Van Horn, Van Huyse, Van Reumsthofstede, Van Rottmer, van Rynsburch,Van Schaik, Van Slyke, Van Valkenburg, Van Woert, Vanderburgh, Vollick, Vonck, Vrooman

Join me - maybe we connect! Find previous surnames on Surnames A-Z

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