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Genealogy… Surnames and Nobility, Understanding “De”

For quite some time, in Europe, “De” was used to distinguish those of noble birth. The right to use it was granted by the king. “De” is French and it means “of.” It is used in many surnames. 257 more words


Who Are the Daughters of the Holland Dames?

The Daughters of the Holland Dames is an organization made up of the descendants of the early Dutch settlers to New York. They collected historical and genealogical documents that pertained to the Dutch Colonial period. 197 more words

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