EVERY MAN IS A QUOTATION FROM ALL HIS ANCESTORS.

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

The Van Blarcom Family

This site intends to tell the facts and stories of close and distant relatives of the Van Blarcom Family of New Jersey. The content is meant to serve as a legacy for those who came before us and, in some cases, will connect faces and personalities to names. The content that is currently here will be constantly expanded upon with different family names and facts.

The name "Van Blarcom" quite literally means "From Blaricum". Blaricum is a village in The Netherlands about 30 minutes outside of Amsterdam which still stands today. Lubbert Gysbertsen was the first of the family to arrive in New Netherland. He came to New Netherland on contract with Kiliaen van Rensselaer in 1634.

Questions, comments, photo requests, information updates, and corrections can be directed to Dave Van Blarcom.