Dutch name: Ten Hoeve

Dutch Names is a new series of videos on Dutch Genealogy, where you can learn how to pronounce a Dutch name and learn about the origins of that name. The first episode features the name Ten Hoeve. Do you want me to feature your Dutch name in a future episode? Please leave a comment.

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Yvette Hoitink is a professional genealogist in the Netherlands. She has been doing genealogy for 20 years. Her expertise is helping people from across the world find their ancestors in the Netherlands. Read about Yvette's professional genealogy services.

Comments

  1. Great idea! I wouldn’t mind related ones on how to pronounce professions or genealogical terminology.

  2. Kris Denaway-Reilly says:

    Today the Denaway family FINALLY learned our Dutch name is Dunweg. This has been a mystery for many years! Could you please enlighten us about the name?

  3. I would like to know about the name van den Boom. Thank you.

  4. Ruth Donnelly says:

    Hi Yvette,

    Great idea. There are so many names I can’t pronounce. As you know, there are so many women with Jannetje, Jacomijntje, Pietertje, etc. I would love to know how to pronounce them–to start! Then, the town of Ouddorp & Goedereede on Overflakkee. Thanks so much, Ruth

  5. Yvette,

    I have a couple of names from my wife’s side that would be of interest – DeVries, Pluger, Boonstra for starters. Might also be interesting to include if/how those names changed when folks moved to the US.

    Thanks,
    Kirk

  6. Yvette,
    In the U.S. we have very different pronunciations of Schreurs. I would like to know how it is said in Dutch. Also, the origin of the name Freers is mysterious to me. Thanks!

  7. Thank you for doing a series like this. It will be very useful I think. My paternal grandmother was Kathryn VanAuken. Her ancestors date back in the US to the early 1700′s with Marinus VanAkin or Van Aken. who was born in the Netherlands. I am just new at Dutch genealogy and welcome all the advise I can get.

  8. Brenda Leyndyke says:

    As you can see my last name has undergone quite a change. I would love to know about the surname Luijendijk . Thank you. I think this is a great idea and enjoy watching the video.

  9. Adrienne says:

    I would love to know the origin of the family name Voermans.

  10. Greg Vanover says:

    This is awesome! I’d be delighted for my surname to be featured in a future episode of your
    program. My family surname underwent several changes before the present day spelling was used.
    My ancestor, Cornelys van hovgem (as he signed his name) arrived in New York in 1685 with his wife Maria Winterslick and children. His surname is written as Van Haugem and his son Cornelys the younger signed his name as Van Houwegem. The first three generations of the family in New York and New Jersey wrote or their surname was written as Van Hovgem, Van Houwegem, Van Oudegem, and Van Ouwegem. The present spelling was in place by the 1740′s. The family came from Sluis. I have additional information prior to 1685. This is a wonderful opportunity and I hope the Vanover name will be included. The newsletter is fantastic and so informative. WOW!
    Greg Vanover
    An American of Dutch descent

    • Hi Greg,
      Thank you so much for your enthusiastic reaction. I will add ‘Van Oudegem’ to the list. I’ve been very busy with the transition to becoming a full-time genealogist but hope to record some new ‘Dutch name’ videos in the next few weeks.

      • Victoria VanOver says:

        This would be wonderful as I am part of Van Hovgem, Van Houwegem, Van Oudegem, and Van Ouwegem. It has been very difficult trying to trace our heritage to our Dutch ancestry. I have tried for many years to find out what the actual correct surname of the first ancestor Cornelys Van Hovgem that came to America but we could never ensure that this was the correct spelling. It would open our history wide open to be able to find out about where they actually lived and how far back it can be traced. I and others would be so appreciative to explore our “Dutch” lineage to know where we came from and what our actual surname is finally.

        • Hi Victoria,

          I have been very busy but I will make sure Van Ouwegem (and variations) is one of the first movies I make when I have time again. BTW, the whole concept op ‘correct spelling’ is a modern one. Our ancestor’s names did not have a correct spelling: their names would have been written in many different ways during their lifetime without one being the ‘correct’ one and the others ‘incorrect.’ That being said, it would definitely have been a -u- (van Hougem) and not a -v-) (van Hovgem). The u and the v were sometimes written the same, but when transcribing the convention is to use the corresponding modern letter. When did Cornelis van Hougem come to America?

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