Abraham James Van Aaken

Brief Life History of Abraham James

When Abraham James Van Aaken was born on 2 February 1715, in Kingston, Ulster, New York, United States, his father, Pieter Van Auken, was 29 and his mother, Rutsjen Janse Damen, was 28. He married Rachel Van Etten in 1735, in New York Colony, British Colonial America. He died in his hometown, and was buried in Ulster, New York, United States.

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Abraham James Van Aaken
Rachel Van Etten
Marriage: 1735

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  • Chr, Baptismal and marriage registers of the Old Dutch Church of Kingston, Ulster County, New York: (formerly named Wiltwyck and often familiarly called Esopus of Sopus), for one hundred and fifty years from their commencement in 1660
  • Abraham Van Aken, 'WikiTree'

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World Events (4)


Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.


New York is the 11th state.


Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Name Meaning

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.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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