The family van Dort from The Netherlands is probably not one family. It is more likely that several families moved away from Dordrecht, also
called Dordt, at a certain period of time. When they settled down in a new city they were called van Dort, which could mean from Dordt or from
A genealogist, who looked into the family Schot, a family which is closely related to the family van Dort in Bergen op Zoom, claims to have found evidence that the family van Dort from Bergen op Zoom, originally came from Dordrecht. We didn't find evidence in Bergen op Zoom to support
this theory yet, but it is very well possible.
In the Netherlands of the 17th century people with the name van Dort could be found in various
cities: Bergen op Zoom and Rotterdam, Utrecht, the Beemster, Gorinchem and The Hague, Delft
and Rijswijk and Amsterdam and Muiden.
There is no connection yet established between the people in the several cities. In the 18th and 19th century people with the name van Dort were spread all over The Netherlands and Sri Lanka.
And in the 19th and 20th century people with the name van Dort were spread over the whole world: the US, Canada, Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Germany, England and Belgium.
The following pages contain the stories of the different families van
Dort. The stories are based upon information from the genealogy research
of my father and me and all the information provided by people from the families van Dort, whom we had the pleasure to write and talk
to. You'll notice that some parts are more detailed than others. We welcome
all help to fill in the missing gaps, for instants in the area of the unsolved puzzle of the various coats of arms.