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At last count there were nearly 200 separate Van Norman and variant families separate meaning we could not find proof to link them together as a family.

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Below are some of the first known VN ancestors (those we cannot find parents for) if yours is missing, if you can connect any of these to a larger tree, or you would like to be listed here as a descendant, send a message.


Last updated: 12 Mar 2011
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#040 . Abraham VAN ARNHEM est 1775-?
Spouse: Maritje LANSING
  • New York


  • #043 . Abraham VAN ARNUM est. 1750-?
    Spouse: Margraet COOL / KOOL / CULL
  • New York


  • #044 . Abraham VAN NORMAN 1807-aft 1850
    Spouse: ? HOLMSTEAD
  • Ontario


  • #054 . Abraham VAN NORMAN 1865-?
    Spouse: Elizabeth COOPER
  • Michigan

    Possibly a son of Romaine VN & Maggie Haff


  • #045 . Abraham VAN NORNUM 1744-1830
    Spouse: Margaret COLE
  • New York


  • #015 . Abraham VAN ORNUM 1798-?
    Spouse: Hannah LEONARD 1804-?
  • New York

    Now linked to the Dirk Jansz VAN ARNHEM line


  • #134. Abraham VANARNAM 1808-1850/60
    Spouse: Sally
  • New York

    Is this a s/o Abraham VN & Jane Westcott?


  • #002. Abraham? VAN ARNUM 1700-?
  • Holland?
  • New York 1750-1770
  • Quebec 1770s+

    Father of Jacob VAN ARNUM, UEL

  • Stephen Wood
  • #012 . Abram VAN AERNAM 1794-1855
    Spouse: Catharine or Catalina BATT? 1794-?
  • New York


  • #052 . Abram VAN NORMAN est 1850
    Spouse: Maggie HOFF
  • Michigan


  • #106. Abrene/Abram VANNORMAN 1798-?
    Spouse: Mary
  • New York


  • #049 . Alan VAN NORMAN c1920-?
    Spouse: ? HAMILL
  • California


  • #050 . Albert H. VAN NORMAN 1874-1942
    Spouse: Elizabeth METZGER
  • Ohio


  • #051 . Albert VAN AERMAN 1847-?
    Spouse: Hiretta "Ettie"
  • New York
  • Kansas


  • #031 . Albert VANORMAN 1855-?
    Spouse: Sarah F. DAVIS
  • Kansas 1855
    Michigan by 1880


  • #053 . Alexander VANNORMAN 1874-?
    Spouse: Mable BOWEN
  • Canada
  • Michigan


  • #063 . Alfred VAN ARNAM est 1800-?
    Spouse: Maria HIJBER
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania


  • #060 . Benjamin VANNORMAN 1790-?
    Spouse: Jane
  • Ontario


  • #062 . Charles Clarence VAN NORMAN 1866-?
    Spouse: Emma Shock FRITZINGER
  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania


  • #066 . Charles T. VAN NORMAN 1835-bef 1880
    Spouse: Anna Maria HART
  • New York


  • #067 . Charles Tobias VAN OMMEN 1790-?
  • Holland
  • New York


  • #069 . Charles VAN ORMAN 1840-?
    Spouse: Martha J.
  • Ohio
  • Missouri


  • #070 . Charles VAN ORNAM 1826-1876
    Spouse: Almira GOWIN
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania


  • #074 . Daniel VANORMAN est 1860-?
    Son: Ernest D. VANORMAN
  • Michigan


  • #001. Dirk Jansz VAN ARNHEM 1615-?
    Spouse: Magdaleentjen JANSSEN c1615-?
  • Netherlands
  • New York by 1660s

  • Linda Schwenn
  • Laurie Cigan
  • #079 . Edward VAN NORMAN 1835-?
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania
  • Illinois


  • #041 . Edwin VAN NORMAN est 1860-?
    Spouse: Minnie
  • Michigan


  • #081 . Eliza Jane VAN ORNUM Est 1870
    Spouse: Thomas HOPKINS
  • New York? Wisconsin?


  • #082 . Eliza VAN ARMEN 1799-1888
    Spouse: Amos DAMON
  • New York
  • Ohio

    Now linked to the Abraham? VAN ARNUM line


  • #036 . Elizabeth VAN NORMAN est 1810-?
    Spouse: Solomon HUBBARD
  • New York


  • #083 . Engelbert VAN NAMEN Est 1620
    Son: Joachem Engelbert VAN NAMEN b. 1646 in Belgium
  • Belgium
  • New York


  • #061 . Ephraim VANORMAN 1814-?
    Spouse: Sarah
  • New York


  • #085 . Esger VAN ARMIN 1847-?
    Spouse: Catherine
  • New York


  • #148. Evelyn VAN NORMAN 1892-?

    Spouse: George Kriehn
  • Ontario
  • Missouri?
  • New York
  • France


  • #087 . F.S. VAN ORNUM est 1845
    Spouse: M.L.
  • Ohio


  • #089 . Frank VAN ARNHEM 1886-
    Spouse: Matilda Lillie DURANT
  • Ohio


  • #090 . Frank VAN ORMAN 1852-
    Spouse: Lorena
  • Wisconsin


  • #092 . George VAN ARMAN 1845-?
    Spouse: Mary CRUSS/GRUFFS
  • Pennsylvania
  • Michigan


  • #091 . George VAN EMAN 1700?
    Children: Nicholas & Andrew. Grandson (s/o Nicholas) George VAN EMAN was born 1753 in Holland and died 1810 in Ohio
  • Holland
  • Ohio


  • #097 . George VAN ORMAN 1820-?
    Spouse: Mary J.
  • New York
  • Indiana


  • #094 . George VAN ORMAN 1848-?
    Spouse: Laura D.
  • New York
  • Michigan


  • #093 . George VAN ORMAN est 1860-?
    Son: Christopher William Van Orman 1883-1965
  • New York
  • Vermont


  • #078 . George VANORMAN 1872-?
    Spouse: Lucy McDONALD
  • Pennsylvania


  • #095 . Harry VAN ARMAN 1837-?
    Spouse: Mariah
  • New York
  • Michigan


  • #107. Henry H. VAN ORMAN 1807-?
    Spouse: Lucy
  • New York


  • #098 . Henry H. VAN ORNUM 1850-?
    Spouse: Mary Adelaide ALEXANDER
  • Vermont
  • New York


  • #131. Henry VAN ARNAM 1812-?
    Spouse: Amanda
  • New York


  • #030 . Henry VAN ARNUM 1855-?
    Spouse: Hellena M. 1859-?
  • New York


  • #100. Henry VAN NORMAN 1830-?
    Spouse: Laura S. MILLER
  • Ohio
  • Michigan


  • #101. Henry VAN NORMAN 1848-?
    Spouse: Anna Ida
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania


  • #108. Henry VAN ORNAM 1792-?
    Spouse: Maria
  • New York


  • #008. Henry VAN ORNUM 1779-1868
    Spouse: Maria MARSH 1786-1870
  • New York 1779-?
  • Wisconsin by 1868


  • #014 . Isaac V. VAN NORMAN 1797-1886
    Spouse: Mercy or Nancy RILEY 1801-1868
  • Vermont 1790s
  • Upper Canada (Ontario) 1820s+

  • Maryann Little
  • #006. Isaac VAN NORMAN 1764-1812
    Spouse: Hannah BROWNE 1769-?
  • New York 1764+


  • #011 . Isaac VAN NORMAN 1794-?
    Spouse: Cynthia HATCH 1804-1837
  • New York

  • Susan Van Orman Claggett
  • #024 . Isaac VAN NORMAN 1817-?
    Spouse: Isabella 1821-?
  • Pennsylvania
  • New York 1850s+


  • #004. Isaac VANARNEM 1755-1822
    Spouse: Sarah PIERSON 1757-1823
  • Vermont c1770s+

    Now linked to the Dirk Jansz VAN ARNHEM line


  • #013 . Isaac VANNARMAN 1795-c1870/80
    Spouse: Harriett 1814-?
  • Pennsylvania 1795-?
  • New York c1840s-1850s
  • Wisconsin 1850s-1860s
  • Minnesota 1870s

  • Leslie Thomas
  • #102. Jacob H. VAN ARNAM 1837-?
    Spouse: Clara A. YOUNG
  • New York
  • Indiana


  • #071 . Jacob J. VAN ORNUM 1783-?
    Possible son: Christian VAN NORMAN
  • New York


  • #026 . Jacob or Isaac VAN ORMAN 1824-?
    Spouses: Henrietta Lovina BRADLEY 1847-1919 & Harriett CAMPBELL 1832-?
  • New York
  • Michigan 1850s+


  • #068 . Jacob T. VAN AERMAN 1810-?
    Spouse: Isabella
  • New York


  • #103. Jacob VAN ARNUM 1805-?
    Spouse: Harriet HOLCOMB
  • New York


  • #104. Jacob VAN NORMAN 1836-?
    Spouse: Louisa
  • New York


  • #065 . Jacob VAN ORMAN 1780-1853   Updated
    Spouse: Maria
  • New York


  • #010 . Jacob VAN ORMAN 1790-?
  • Quebec 1817-1840
  • New York 1840+

    Father of Josiah George VAN ORMAN 1817-?


  • #034 . Jacob VAN ORMAN est 1787-?
    Spouse: Rachel DAFOE
  • Vermont
  • Ontario


  • #105. James VAN AERMUN 1848-bef 1900
    Spouse: Ruth R.
  • Indiana
  • Michigan


  • #109. James VAN NORMAN 1830-?
    Spouse: Celia
  • New York


  • #110. James VAN OORMAN est 1880
    Child: Addie Helen Van Oorman b.1908 d. 1908
  • Michigan


  • #112. James VAN ORMAN 1833-?
    Spouse: Margaret SHIPMAN
  • Illinois
  • Ohio


  • #111. Joel W. VAN ORMAN 1820-?
    Spouse: Elizabeth Jane WOODCOCK
  • New York
  • Wisconsin


  • #113. John VAN ARMAN 1853-?
    Spouse: Elizabeth
  • New York


  • #114. John VAN ARMAN c1801-?
    Spouse: Chloe
  • Canada
  • Illinois


  • #064 . John VAN ARNAM 1807-?
    Spouse: Emeline
  • New York


  • #116. John VAN ARNUM est 1770
    Spouse: Sally Viele
  • New York


  • #032 . John VAN NORMAN 1790-?
    Spouse: Sophia BRASS
  • Upper Canada (Ontario)


  • #118. John VAN NORMAN 1824-?
    Spouse: Fanny & Adelia
  • New York
  • Michigan


  • #096 . John VAN NORMAN est 1770
    Spouse: Rebecca
  • Vermont?
  • Ontario


  • #117. John VAN NORMAN est 1850
    Spouse: Elizabeth FAYLA or KYLE
  • Ontario


  • #120. John VAN ORMAN 1817-?
    Spouse: Martha
  • Ohio
  • Michigan
  • Washington


  • #119. John VAN ORMAN 1853-?
    Spouse: Mary TWEGLESON or FURGUSON
  • New York
  • Vermont


  • #121. John VAN ORNUM 1809-1877
    Spouse: Electa WELLS & Aurelia BURNHAM
  • New York
  • Vermont


  • #122. John VANORMAN est 1810-?
    Spouse: Sarah SMITH
  • New York

    Could this possibly be meant to be Daniel Van Orman & Sarah Collins??


  • #123. John W. VANNORMAN 1834-1875
    Spouse: Sophia Muriah "Mary" FRANKLIN
  • Kentucky


  • #126. Joseph H. VAN ORMAN 1801-1887
    Spouse: Maria Rosa
  • Pennsylvania
  • New York

    Likely related to William Van Orman


  • #124. Joseph VAN NORMAN 1857-?
    Spouse: Hannah
  • Illinois


  • #115. Josiah G. VAN ORNUM 1814-1898
    Spouse: Sarah Mariah BOARDMAN
  • New York
  • Vermont
  • Illinois


  • #007. Josiah VAN NORMAN 1770-1810
    Spouse: Mary
    Parents of Mahlon (who married Catherine BACHMAN) and Jacob VAN NORMAN
  • New Jersey c1801
  • Pennsylvania by 1840


  • #129. Lizzie VAN ORMAN 1857-?
  • Ontario

    May be daughter of William Van Norman & Eunice Spicer. Found in 1881 Ontario, Leeds County census.


  • #130. Lois C. VAN NORMAN est 1930s - bef 2004
    Spouse: unknown Jones & Joseph J. MEEHAN
  • Pennsylvania


  • #127. Louis VAN ERMAN 1839-?
    Spouse: Joanna
  • Belgium
  • Wisconsin


  • #023 . Lydia Jane VAN NORMAN 1815-1896
    Spouse: Adam ABBOTT
  • New York


  • #133. Mary VANORNAM 1770-1860
    Spouse: Frederick PERRIGO
  • Vermont
  • New York


  • #125. Nelson VAN NORMAN 1859-1892
    Spouse: Florence HINCKLEY
  • New York


  • #128. Peter VAN ORMAN 1808-1876
    Spouse: Margaret
  • Pennsylvania
  • New York

    May possibly be the son of Samuel Van Norman, and/or may link to William Van Orman


  • #135. Peter VAN ORMAN 1844-1901
    Spouse: Sarah Alice JOHNSTONBAUGH
  • Indiana
  • Michigan


  • #136. Phoebe VAN NORMAN 1840-?
    Spouse: Lorin SMITH
  • Pennsylvania


  • #039 . Robert VAN ORMAN 1822-?
    Spouse: Henrietta
  • New York


  • #003. Samuel VAN NAAMAN est 1700-?
    Spouses: Margaret BRINK & Sarah DELAMONTANIE
  • New York 1700-?
  • Pennsylvania 1730s-1780s
  • New York 1780s

    Possibly the father of Joseph VAN NORMAN who married Elizabeth Wybern

  • Sherri Pettit
  • Arlene Reeves
  • #138. Samuel VAN NORMAN 1844-?
    Spouse: Mary A. POWELL
  • New Jersey
  • Wisconsin


  • #005. Samuel VAN NORMAN est 1762-est 1857
    Spouse: Phebe
  • Pennsylvania 1794-?

  • Linda Noggle
  • #028 . Samuel VANORMAN c1800-c1850
    Spouse: Sarah
  • Kentucky
  • Indiana
  • Iowa

    Son Daniel W. VANORMAN originally had this spot, he was married to Cynthia Brown SEE


  • #137. Sarah "Sallie" WILLIAMS HOLLANDER VAN NORMAN
    Spouse: Lewis JONES
  • Virginia

    It's uncertain that Sallie was a Van Norman - different sources give her maiden name as WILLIAMS or HOLLANDER and that she may have been previously married to a VAN NORMAN prior to Lewis JONES. If you recognize Sallie and can help solve this mystery please get in touch!


  • #027 . Sarah VAN ORMAN 1828-1870
    Spouse: Nelson THORNE 1813-1861
  • New York


  • #140. Stephen M. VAN ORNUM 1821-?
    Spouse: Sarah A.
  • New York


  • #099 . Unknown VAN AERNAM est 1790s-1840s
    Spouse: Elizabeth
  • New York
  • Wisconsin


  • #017 . Unknown VAN NORMAN
  • New Jersey

    These three men are presumed to be brothers:

  • - Harrison VAN NORMAN 1828-1877
  • - Mahlon VAN NORMAN 1830-1902 (died in Pennsylvania)
  • - David VAN NORMAN 1842-1918

  • #056 . Unknown VAN NORMAN est 1770
    Spouse: Susannah & Ann b. 1790-1795
  • Ontario


  • #025 . Unknown VAN NORMAN est 1800
    Possible children: William R. Van Orman 1823 NY - 1895 MI & John B. Van Norman 1835 NY - ?
  • New York
  • Michigan


  • #016 . Unknown VAN NORMAN est 1800-?
  • New York

    Children include C. Van Norman 1828-? And Angeline Van Norman 1825-1851 who married Eleazer ANDREWS (they moved to Ohio by 1846)


  • #033 . Unknown VAN NORMAN est 1840-?
    Spouse: Kate
    Children: Anna 1861, Louise 1866 and Dell 1880
  • Pennsylvania
  • New York


  • #021 . Unknown VAN NORMAN est 1900
    Spouse: Mable
    Children: William Francis Van Norman 1929-1972 and Allie
  • Hastings County, Ontario


  • #042 . Unknown VAN ORMAN est 1780-?
    Spouse: Rosannah
  • New Jersey
  • New York


  • #038 . Unknown VANERMAN
    Spouse: Maggie
    Son: William b. 1878
  • Manitoba


  • #084 . Wilbur Gerald VANORMAN 1917-1973
    Spouse: June Evelyn DUNWORTH
  • Michigan


  • #147. William Boyce VANNORMAN 1873/8-1972

    Spouse: Anna
    Mother: Josephine SMITH (later HARRIS)
  • Iowa
  • Missouri


  • #075 . William H. VAN ORMAN 1824-?
    Spouse: Keziah
  • New York


  • #141. William J. VAN NORMAN 1838-1891/1900
    Spouse: Mariah
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania


  • #077 . William S. Van Orman 1810-?
    Spouse: Harriet M.
  • New York


  • #142. William VAN ARNUM 1842-?
    Spouse: Jane
  • New York


  • #143. William VAN ERMAN 1834-?
    Spouse: Clara
  • Holland
  • New Jersey
  • Michigan


  • #132. William VAN NORMAN 1810-?
    Spouse: Julia A.
  • New York


  • #037 . William VAN ORMAN 1761-1832
    Spouse: Elizabeth
  • New York

    May possibly be related to Samuel Van Norman


  • #145. William VAN ORMAN 1804-?
    Spouse: Ruth
  • New York


  • #146. William VAN ORMAN 1825-1862
    Spouse: Henrietta WAITE
  • Pennsylvania


  • #144. William VAN ORMAN 1826-1895
    Spouse: Eunice SPICER
  • New York
  • Ontario


  • #076 . William VAN ORMAN est 1800
    Spouse: Sally
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania




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