Van Zyl Family History
Van Zyl Name Meaning
Dutch: variant mostly archaic or Americanized of Van Zijl a topographic name for someone who lived by a sluice or water management system in low-lying land from zijl ‘sluice pump’; or a habitational name for someone from places in the provinces of South Holland and Utrecht named with this word. The surname Van Zyl is most common in South Africa; it is also found in Namibia.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022