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Rensselaer, a surname, may refer to:



  • Kiliaen van Rensselaer (before 1596 – after 1643), Dutch founder of the only successful patroonship in the New Netherland colony, Rensselaerswyck
  • Jeremias Van Rensselaer (1632-1674), son of Kiliaen
  • Jeremiah Van Rensselaer (1738-1810), a United States Representative and New York politician (father of Solomon, great-great-grandson of Kiliaen).
  • Killian Van Rensselaer (1763-1845), a lawyer and U.S. Representative from New York (cousin to Jeremiah, uncle of Solomon, great-great-grandson of Kiliaen)
  • Robert Van Rensselaer, a General in the American Revolutionary War.
  • Stephen Van Rensselaer III (1764-1839), founder of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a U.S. Representative from New York (great-great-great-grandson of Kiliaen)
  • Solomon Van Rensselaer (1774-1852), a U.S. Representative from New York and lieutenant colonel during the War of 1812 (son of Jeremiah, nephew of Killian)
  • Rensselaer Westerlo (1776-1851), a U.S. Representative from New York (half-brother of Stephen Van Rensselaer III)
  • Henry Van Rensselaer (1810-1864), a Union Army general during the American Civil War, and a U.S. Representative from the state of New York (son of Stephen)
  • Van Rensselaer Richmond (b. 1812), NYS Engineer and Surveyor 1858-1861 and 1868-1871

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