Verplank Family History
Verplank Name Meaning
Dutch: reduced form of van der Planken, a topographic name for someone who lived near a foot bridge, from Middle Dutch plan(c)ke ‘plank’, ‘board’, or a habitational name for someone from a place named with this word, as for example Ter Planken in Lampernisse, West Flanders. Altered form, under Dutch influence of the French Huguenot name Blanck or Blanque (‘the white one’).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press