Van Family History
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Van Name Meaning
Vietnamese: unexplained. Dutch (De Van): metonymic occupational name for a winnower or a maker of winnowing fans, from Middle Dutch van(ne) ‘fan’. English: Western English variant of Fann. Czech (Van): from a pet form of the personal name Václav, Old Czech Veceslav (see Vacek). Ukrainian: from a short form of the personal name Ivan, Slavic form of John.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Kan, Jan, Vas, Pan, Man, Han, Wan, Ban, Ivan, Vana