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Vanderbilt Surname Origin

(Origin Dutch) Byl, in Dutch, signifies a hatchet or bill. Byltye, a little hatchet or bill. Die Byltye was a nickname given to ship-carpenters at Amsterdam, hence Van de Bylt.

Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.




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'It is indeed a desirable thing to be well-descended, but the glory belongs to our ancestors.' -- Plutarch




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