i have irish and scotish heritage also my grandads whohas the name holland had a spanish mother. In 1991 he published "Free African Americans of North Carolina and Virginia", a giant compilation of court, tax, and land records of colonial era families. Therefore, it may be that there are many genealogically unrelated lines of Gibersons throughout the United States.-Jersey Giberson. See Category:Dutch-language surnames and Category:Surnames of Frisian origin for surnames with their own pages. I would love to ask my parents but shame the fact that we're no longer talking so further detailed information on my roots I would find greatly comforting. The name exists in several countries. The name is found in the province Zeeland, on what is now the Dutch-Belgian border, in the 18th century. "Westenra" is not a Dutch name, but "Westera" is. Dank je wel Schatjes! for their children just as I've read about, as they used Jacob, Martje (Martha? More than 5% of the people in the Netherlands had one of these ten last names. According to the Meertens Institute, there were 309 De Vroomes in The Netherlands in 1947, 106 of them in the province Noord-Holland. It was Barbara Tuchman,and the book was "A Distant Mirror", it covered the history of the 14th century.A few minutes on the internet cleared that up for me! So maybe your ancestors lived near (or on) a field named South Field. 6293rtnerscMy brother in law's surname is Kicken. They settled in G.R. From a surname which comes from either of the Old English place names Eaddingtūn, meaning " EADDA 's town", or Æddingtūn, " Æddi 's town". Militia during the War. Durban - Dlaminis continue to rule the roost in South Africa and KwaZulu-Natal as the most common surname, according to figures for births in 2018 released by Statistics SA. I've been trying for more than 40 years to find the origin of my surname SUERDIECK. But websites tell me it is branched from Greek Kamposou. Only in rural areas in the north and east were surnames still rare.Napoleon's laws (including the surname requirement) were introduced here in 1811. descended from woodcutters (, Berkenbosch- birch wood, a grove of birch trees, Boogaard – from the orchard, Americanised as, Boor, van der – possibly of the same French root as Boer – farmer or simple person; ", Boswel, – surname originating from Scotland, Buskirk, van – literally "bush church", or "church in the woods", Dijkgraaf - earl of the dike: the one in charge of maintenance, Hendriks, Hendriksen, Hendrix – Henry's son. Unfortunately, I hit a road block there. I know my grandfather Louis Suierveld was from Holland. Many managers have single word LN'sAB and they then just assume that it is the way that surnames should be spelled when confronted with suffixes (even when they are South African or Dutch). But Ro(o)de can also mean "red". Hey there. It was fun! South Africa. 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. Funny surnames After living in the Netherlands for many years, I've collected an extensive list of the most interesting and hilarious (sur)names I've personally come across here. I would like to know where you found Dutch descent. In 1652 the Dutch East India Company charged Jan In a lot of my lineage, many of the childrens' names do not line up with the fathers names. He further mentioned that the surname De Wee was also common. Afrikaans surnames from Romance languages (2 c, 0 e) Pages in category "Afrikaans surnames" The following 21 pages are in this category, out of 21 total. Kamps I found first in 1724, when Jan Kamps was buried. Hoek, van de - (corner, sandbar=cape) from the corner; Hoek van Holland as landscape term, Kneynsberg, - Du: Kneijnsberg; kneijn = konijn: Rabbithill, Jansen, Janssen – Jan's son (compare Johnson), Linden, van der – from the Linden (type of tree), Maarschalkerweerd – Keeper of the horses (compare English. HiMy maiden name was de Vroome and I know that it was my great great grandad who moved from Holland to England in the late 19th Century.I would love to know the origin of the name. See this list of names starting with bened-. Every website takes me to England ..why? 1104 penpals Top 100 South African names - South Africa See also first names from South Africa on Top-Names.info :  - I am trying to determine the meaning of my family surname Zee and my Oma's maiden name Van den Akker? Corpus of Family Names in the Netherlands, The Graveyard rabbit of Utrecht and Het Gooi, Digital resources Netherlands and Belgium, Find your Dutch ancestors on the internet. Hence the surnames are favorable as first names, too. Known bearers of this name include the Dutch sculptor Sias Fanoembi (1949-2013) and the South African statesman Sias Hoffman (1807-1879). Select Jacobs and Like Surnames. See his statement on this at the following:http://www.mayorgarysgarage.com/mayorgarysgarage.htmAlthough there are English Gibersons, I still think it is originally Dutch, and came from Gijsbert (and variations) who are shown to have arrived in the New World from Amsterdam in the 1630's. I found the name Suierveld in the province Friesland. My surname is DeGraff->Dijkgraaf. His father was John (J) Barkema from Ulrum Groningen b 1856 and mother Antje VanderPloeg from (?) Van der Merwe: It was brought to South Africa in 1661 by Dutch. One Flemish Jacobs line began with Jan Jacobs, born in Puurs near Antwerp in 1750 and married there in 1784. 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 have a very unique surname from my Dutch family and I'd love to know the origins of the name. 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. Variant spellings include Prinzloo and Prinslo. it's worth noting that there are an immense amount of Pothovens in southern Holland, which strikes me as sort of the american version of "Smith.". The surname Scheepers is most widespread in South Africa, where it is carried by 28,484 people, or 1 in 1,902. Select Van Buren and Like Surnames. Tel +27-12-991-1772 (H), +27-11-350-5291 (W), +27-11-350-2001 (Fax) Below you will find. hi trying to find out if albertus cui is a dutch name and if so what is the meaning any help is much appreciatedthanks. It is believed that hitler gave them their name when he invaided holland. He was placed on a bowerie near Albany NY. Whether it derived from a Dutch name I do not know. I asked him what the name means and he indicated that "no one knows". See Stolk, Stolkerand Stolwijkin the Dutch surname database(in Dutch). We don't have any records further back than 1750, but I have found records of people with the surname Olsder in Norway as early as the 17th century. Thanks to all who over the years have commented on my question about the origin of the name Giberson.In 1992, I met with Gary Giberson, Mayor of Port Republic, NJ, who informed me with great confidence that the name was of Dutch origin. I know it's a very common Dutch surname and the meaning is obvious. Afrikaans is not only spoken by the White peoples of Dutch, Huguenot and German descent (about 60% of South Africa’s Whites), but also by the majority (about 90%) of the people of mixed descent (Coloureds). Feel free to email me: email@example.comThank you so much! Hi Roy,The best way to research the origin of your name is to trace your line back, until the first ancestors that used the family name. They also went to the new colony South Africa. Could you tell me the Dutch meaning of the name van Roode? According to Meertens, Roling is an address name, so it refers to a place where your ancestors once lived. Does anybody know where the surname holland derives from? my maiden name is DeVore- and the family came here in 1710 but am certain the spelling has changed along the way...devoor? Closest I have found is a northern Belgian town by the name of Beveren. 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 cannot seem to find it wherever I seem to look; however, I know it's Dutch. 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 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). Funny surnames After living in the Netherlands for many years, I've collected an extensive list of the most interesting and hilarious (sur)names I've personally come across here. The flight of the Huguenots to South Africa did not, as is generally believed, occur only during the years 1688 to 1689. Westera is probably a toponym, this name probably originated in the province Overijssel. It is quite obviously Dutch and my ancestors came over early 1800s. Klingsick is German. I don't think your ancestor was a prince. I did find your family, in Genlias:.Jan Barkema, 25, born in Houwerzijl, son of Jacob Barkema and Martje Beukema, and Antje van der Ploeg, 22, born in 't Zandt, daughter of Jan van der Ploeg and Trientje Wierenga, married on 28 September 1881 in Ulrum, province Groningen..Jan Barkema, son of Jacob Barkema and Martje Beukema, was born on 7 January 1856 in Houwerzijl, municipality Ulrum, province Groningen..Jacob Kornelis Barkema, 30, born in Ulrum, son of Kornelis Jacobs Barkema and Anje Sijgers Bos, and Martje Kornelis Beukema, 22, born in Ulrum, daughter of Kornelis Allerts Beukema and Jantje Jans Drolinga, married 18 January 1844 in Ulrum. The Dutch Reformed Church of South Africa was formally established in 1652, and became the only official church in South Africa until 1778, when freedom of public worship was given to other churches.