What ship and harbor? Um, no one in the USA has my last name, Van Breukelen, and when i search it up on the internet, nothing helpful comes up~ so... what does it mean?? I've researched but have found no clues to the meaning of my last name, Hilbelink. I found the name Suierveld in the province Friesland. Thank you. Thank you! The top 10 surnames include: De Jong (the young), Jansen or Janssen (son of Jan), Bakker (baker), Visser (fisher), Smit (smith) and Meijer/Meyer (land agent). RAJKOOMAR Mauritian Creole, South African Thanks! I think it's a German surname. Could someone please help me out with this cause I've been researching my last name for a while now and the best historical information on the Westenra name that I've encountered states that it's the surname of the Rossmore Barons, a major landowning family in Ireland. The ten most popular surnames in the Netherlands in 2007 were De Jong, Jansen, De Vries, Van den Berg, Van Dijk, Bakker, Janssen, Visser, Smit and Meijer. It also states that the last name is Dutch, derived from "Westenraggah". I have Tried to find out where my husbands name is from. Those names are not Dutch. I am trying to find Dutch links to my maiden name of Lanckmans (which can also be spelt Lanckman). Afrikaans is one of the native languages of South Africa that is, however, spoken mostly by the Dutch settlers in the country. My great- great grand father and 2 brothers emigrated to South Africa I think in the early 1800s.What I after is a copy of fhoto of the Stolk Coat of Arms.It would by highly appreciated.SincereCharles. My father in law is 89 and has always wanted to know. The language is made … Can any one help me in tracing the origin of our surname Gepty or Geeft is Dutch or not. According to direct descendents still living in Port Republic, the name is Dutch. I know my grandfather Louis Suierveld was from Holland. my maiden name is DeVore- and the family came here in 1710 but am certain the spelling has changed along the way...devoor? In Dutch linguistics, many names use certain qualifying words (prepositions) which are positioned between a person's given name and their surname. I need to know the meaning of Stolk. Kamps means son of Kamp, where Kamp is a given name) or toponymic (i.e. As far as i understand it has to do with a position or job. Our surname was Stiver or Steiver and it turned to Stevers. Meanings are provided where known. Gijsbertsen means "son of Gijsbert". Trevor Plaatjies Pretoria, South Africa Dutch surnames based on locations usually include prefixes like de (the), van (from), van de, van der, van den (from the), or te, ter, ten (on). Here is a link:http://www2.tresoar.nl/genealogie/naamsaanname/toonna.php?inv=29_37&mairie=Kollum&folio=44&verso=&achter=ja, @Lourens another link:http://www2.tresoar.nl/genealogie/naamsaanname/toonna.php?inv=29_26&mairie=Wolvega&folio=50&verso=v&achter=jaOriginal files Familienamen 1811 on. The Meertens website that I mentioned above does not have a clear meaning of the name, but seems to suggest it is derived from Zuiderveld, wich means South Field. My last name is Hougaboom. The Meertens Institute is an institute that researches Dutch language and culture. The ten most popular surnames in the Netherlands in 2007 were De Jong, Jansen, De Vries, Van den Berg, Van Dijk, Bakker, Janssen, Visser, Smit and Meijer. Over a period of more than three quarters of a century they relocated to and settled at the Cape of Good Hope, although the majority did emigrate there during the two year period. He further mentioned that the surname De Wee was also common. It appears that Aantje is a dimunitive form of Anna in the Netherlands and northern France, at least for a first name, but as for surnames specifically, resources or much more scarce. I am trying to find the meaning of the Buckner surname,which I hear that it is Dutch! Another reason for this methodology is that it makes finding someone's name in a database relatively easy, since most Dutch prepositions start with the same letter (and thus if the prepositions led, there would be constant superfluous data entry to arrive at the desired name). Good Day, I would like to find out the meaning and origin of the Keulemans surname - if anyone has any information, I would be most grateful if you would share it with me.Kind RegardsAshleigh Keulemans (South Africa), According to the Meertens database, Keulemans can either be a patronymic name (derived from the first name Keuleman or Koleman, which is derived from the first name Kool or Kole, which is derived from Nicolaas), or it can be toponymic (derived from topographic names like Koel, Keule or Kuil).source, I'm looking for the meaning of the surname Baar which I believe was actually DeBaar. Kathy: Usually, surnames worked the same as now, and were passed on in the male line.In some regions, patronymic names were used as surnames. He indicated that the Dutch Gibersons came to the area in 1637. They settled in G.R. hi trying to find out if albertus cui is a dutch name and if so what is the meaning any help is much appreciatedthanks. I would love to know more about it, and the dutch meaning behind it. Commemorating 300 years of Huguenot history in South Africa. The name is found in the Rotterdam/Den Haag region (which includes Hook of Holland, or Hoek van Holland in Dutch), and in the north of the country.If you have more details about your grandfather and his parents we can try to find out where he came from. I'm replying back to the person with the name William Kisner and his daughter Catherine. Or if anyone knows where it is from? I am relatively new to searching and definitely don't know any more Dutch than what the translate button on my computer can tell me :) If you can help me, his decendants here in Iowa would be greatly appreciative! He has indicated to me that the family has also spelled it Kickken. Hence the surnames are favorable as first names, too. If you see that spelling convention, there's a good chance they're from a French-speaking part of the Low Countries, basically Flanders. Today, descendants of the Boers are commonly referred to as Afrikaners. It is most commonly occurring in South Africa, where it is carried by 1,285 people, or 1 in 42,162. Sandy: There is a lot of information on the Genlias website, just search it for Barkema..I found three children of Jan Barkema and Antje van der Ploeg: Jacob (17 December 1881), Trientje (23 December 1882), and Martje (9 February 1887)..The family arrived with all three children at Castle Garden on 31 October 1887 (source: Castle Garden website), so I assume "Little Martha" was still alive when they arrived..Children of Jacob Barkema and Martje Beukema: Anje (23 April 1844, married Albert Bronkema in 1868), Kornelis (27 September 1846), Jantje (born 11 October 1849, died 4 November 1849), Jantje (8 September 1852, married Andries van Huis 1878, died 11 December 1889), Jan (7 January 1856, married Antje van der Ploeg 1881), Does anyone know of a peasant named Stuijver that came to New Netherlandfrom Holland in 1664. I have traced it back to 1847 when the came to the port of Baltimore, but can not find anything more before they came to America.The father of the family that came here is Pieter VanMeveren and his father was Aart Ruthsz VanMeveren. @Pete: many of the Dutch already used surnames before Napoleon was even born, but after Napoleon everybody needed to use surnames. South Africa, Dutch Reformed Church Records, Stellenbosch Archive, 1660-2011: 496,314: South Africa, Birth and Baptism Records, 1700s-1900s: 378,244: View all South Africa Birth, Marriage & Death (12) Data Collections; Sorted by South Africa Military. I can't seem to find it anywhere. A complete surnames list (original spellings) of Huguenots who emigrated to the Cape and have descendants in South Africa, appears in the column at left. 1950) and the South African writer Bartho Smit (1924-1986). Hi we are trying to find out if the name Klingsick is Dutch we were told that our grandmother had this last name. Does anyone know any information on the surname Aantjes? hi does anyone know if the name albertous coorey is dutch and if so what would be the proper spelling,know albertous was called peter in uk. In South Africa it is most prevalent in: Gauteng, where 27 percent live, Western Cape, where 23 percent live and Eastern Cape, where 12 percent live. Hi, I'd appreaciate it if anyone knows what my last name(Hooijer) is. The surnames Kicken and Kickken are found in the province Limburg. Hi Laurel, .Names like De Voor, De Vor or De Voer are all possible. And more people are finding family tree research the key to understanding their own heritages. But maybe he looked like a prince, or behaved as a prince, or worked for a prince, or worked for or lived in (or next to) an inn named "Prince of ...". Does anyone know if the name may have started as Dutch and somehow made it's way to Scotland or are my parents just incorrect? All in all i think it will be interesting to get my Y-DNA results just to see how it plays out. I've heard many stories about my surname ranging from 'oden' .. over 'daal' valley/ hill as in Odendaal means over the hill to another theory that Odendaal is an Afrikaans adaption from Odenthaal village in Germany... please help me. The top surnames in … ", I could use some help with the Stivers/Stevers line living in Vermont and Whitehall New York. "Zee" means sea, "Akker" means field. Obviously the general directions are the same as for all other South Africans, but there are a few extra sources, which are to be discussed here. Three brothers settled in Swellandam from Holland in the early 19th century. )b 1858. I would like to know where you found Dutch descent. Doei! Ancestor Guisbert Van Kampen moved away from Minisinks area 1757 during French and Indian War era. Tel +27-12-991-1772 (H), +27-11-350-5291 (W), +27-11-350-2001 (Fax) Below you will find. Cory, I've looked up some possible origins or starting points for research for Aantjes. May be originally spelled Klingsieck, Hi �� I'll like to find the meaning and origin of the name Versprille.thanks. Hi. The literal translation of Van As is indeed "from ashes". Kamps I found first in 1724, when Jan Kamps was buried. This is why you hardly see an African man bearing a Western name as his last name. Over a period of more than three quarters of a century they relocated to and settled at the Cape of Good Hope, although the majority did emigrate there during the two year period. The shipwreck victims built a small fort named “Sand Fort of the Cape of Good Hope”. The surnames which were hard to pronounce and write were changed by the rulers according to their convenience. But your name probably means "from [the town] As", or "from [the town] Asch". Hi,my surname is Gaag and I've been trying to find the meaning of my surname, but can't find it..Can anyone help?ThanksChris. i have irish and scotish heritage also my grandads whohas the name holland had a spanish mother.