When Jesse R. Jr. Van Alstyne was born on 24 May 1928, his father, Jesse Ray Van Alstyne, was 39 and his mother, Clara Blanche Eckelberry, was 32. He died on 16 March 1991, in Saint Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 62.
Some characteristic forenames: Vietnamese Anh, Thanh, Hung, Minh, Vinh, Dung, Hue, Huong, Lan, Quang, Tan, Thuy, Hong, Chi, Hang, Ho, Pok, Sang, Bai, Chin, Ching, Chu, Chuan, Dong.
Vietnamese (Vạn): from the Chinese surname 萬, see Wan 1.
Vietnamese (Văn): from the Chinese surnames 文 or 聞, see Wen 2 and 3, and also 5 below.