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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 Muiden and Amsterdam family van Dort

Background about the family van Dort from Amsterdam and Muiden


In mid 17th century Manuel Isaac van Dort lived in Amsterdam. He was Jewish and is said to come from Dordrecht. One of his descendants went to Java, Indonesia around 1850. Indonesia was a colony of The Netherlands from early 17th Century till 1948. The family worked in very different professions, but more than one of them worked in an area related to sugar production.

Wieteke van Dort
The most famous descendant of Manuel Isaac van Dort is Wieteke van Dort. She is a famous Dutch theatre and TV personality and also wrote poetry. In one of her shows she plays the character of Tante Lien, an Indische woman. About the Indische Nederlanders (Indonesian Dutchmen) you can read more here. After the independency of Indonesia in 1948 the family moved to Holland, mainly to The Hague. 13)

Live steam
Rob van Dort is an expert on live steam trains. He is chariman and editor of the National Dutch Society of Model Engineers and can be found on most of the shows.

Owner/SourceMascha van Dort
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