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Genealogy of the families van Dort

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 Dordrecht. 

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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Mascha van Dort

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The Bergen op Zoom family.Bergen op Zoom became protestant after the 80 year war. The family van Dort of Bergen op Zoom was already Protestant long before 1680....

The Sri Lankan family. Sri Lanka was a colony of The Netherlands. During this era Cornelis Jansz Van Dort who was born in Utrecht arrived in Sri Lanka on the ship "Bellois" in 1700....

For more cities and families, see Family overview

Coat of arms. While digging in the archives and contacting people more than 10 coat of arms of the van Dort families came up....

TV specials about anchovy fishing by Cor and Cornee van Dort. They fish in an old fashioned kind of art called 'weervisserij'.

Paintings by Willem van Dort Sr. He painted boats, fishing and people. His paintings are well loved.

Drawings by J.L. Kalenberg Van Dort He drawed life of Sri lanka. A collection vast and varied rests in the National Museum of Colombo of the people of mid 19th century Ceylon.

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octobre 1996 - march 2011, created by Mascha van Dort, Delft, The Netherlands.
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