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Van Meter Name Study

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About the Project

The Van Meter Name Study project serves as a collaborative platform to collect information on the Meter Van Meter name. The hope is that other researchers like you will join the study to help make it a valuable reference point for other genealogists who are researching or have an interest in the Van Meter name.

As a One Name Study, this project is not limited to persons who are related biologically. Individual team studies can be used to branch out the research into specific methods and areas of interest, such as geographically (England Van Meters), by time period (18th Century Van Meters), or by topic (Van Meter DNA, Van Meter Occupations, Van Meter Statistics). These studies may also include a number of family branches which have no immediate link with each other. Some researchers may even be motivated to go beyond the profile identification and research stage to compile fully sourced, single-family histories of some of the families they discover through this name study project.

Also see the related surnames and surname variants.

How to Join

To join the Van Meter Name Study, first start out by browsing our current teams to see if there is a specific study ongoing that fits your interests. If so, feel free to add your name to the Membership list below, post an introduction comment on the specific team page, and then dive right in!

If a team does not yet exist for your particular area of interest, please contact the Name Study Coordinator: Cynthia Cloyd for assistance.

... ... ... is a member of the Van Meter Name Study Project.

Once you are ready to go, you can also show your project affiliation with the ONS Member Sticker:

{{Member|ONS|name=Van Meter}}

Teams / Research Pages


Related Surnames and Surname Variants

van Meteren, Van Meter, van Meeteren, Vanmeter, Van Metre, Van Mater, Van Matre, van Matrn

Van Meter Family Tree DNA Surname Project: "Van Meter is used as the generic [for] Van Meter, Vanmeter, Van Matre, Van Metre, van Meteren, van Meeteren.... Almost everyone in the United States and Canada, with an ancestor named Van Meter, is descended from Jan Joosten (1626-1704) or Jan Gysbertsen (1624-?). What we don't know is if these two were related."

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Hi! It's been pointed out to me that this page one one that I had created should probably be merged. If you agree, I'll look into how to do that. I would recommend retaining "Van Meteren", but if you feel "Van Meter" is better, let me know. Cheers, Liz

posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
I asked One Name Studies Project to add me as a manager so that I could merge the two space pages, but was told not to take any action without first talking with Cynthia (or wait until Cynthia has been inactive for a year, whichever comes first).

Cynthia - please contact me.


posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
Thanks for contacting me Cynthia. I'm sending you a private message.

About which page to retain, I've reconsidered... probably retaining Van Meter Name Study would be best (it's more commonly used than Van Meteren).

Cheers, Liz

posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
No objections, so I'll be merging the two pages tonight. Thanks!
posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
There seems to be a second name study that should be subsumed by this one:

posted on Van Meteren Name Study (merged) by Barry Smith
edited by Barry Smith
Hi again Barry! The One Name Study Project had set up this page in their new format & Van Meter is also the more common version, so I merged Van Meteren Name Study into Van Meter Name Study.

Thanks for pointing out that we had two Name Studies that needed to be combined.

Cheers, Liz

posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett