TV Special by Omroep Brabant about painter Willem van Dort Sr (in Dutch).
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
In the Netherlands of the 17th century people with the name van Dort could be found in various
cities: Bergen op Zoom and Rotterdam,
the Beemster, Gorinchem and The Hague,
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,
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
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Thank you and Tot ziens!
Mascha van Dort