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Genealogy of the families van Dort

  Overview of the families van Dort
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 Dordrecht.

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.


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The Belgian family

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Background on the families van Dort from Belgium

In Belgium the majority of van Dort's today can be found in Gent. Gent is not far from Bergen op Zoom. People there origin from the Beemster family and moved to Belgium in the last 100 years. Yet in the 17th century Seger van Dort translated "Den methamorphosis: ofte, Herscheppinge" by Ovidius Naso. It was published in Antwerpen in 1650. This book is part of the collection of the city library of Antwerpen. So there were more van Dorts in Belgium before, but little is known yet.


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octobre 1996 - march 2007, created by Mascha van Dort, Delft, The Netherlands.