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The Bogaerdt surname may have been a topographic name for someone living by an orchard, or a habitational name taken on from any of various places named with this word.
The surname Bogaerdt was first found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in Amsterdam, an ancient 13th century town held by the Lords of Amstel. Giesebrecht II built a castle there. Geisbrecht III built the dam to keep out the sea. It is first mentioned in charters of 1275 when Floris IV, the count of Holland granted its charter. It became a city of great mercantile wealth. It hold great treasures of art. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into a most influential family.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Bogaert, Bogaart, Bogaerde, Bogard, Bogarde, Bogaerds, Bogaers, Bogaerts and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bogaerdt research. Another 179 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1555, 1705, 1830, 1630 and 1675 are included under the topic Early Bogaerdt History in all our PDF Extended History products.
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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Gysbert Bogart, who arrived in New York, NY in 1640; Cornelis Cornelisse Bogaert, who arrived in New York in 1640; Theunis Gysbertse Bogaert, who arrived in New York in 1652.
The Bogaerdt Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bogaerdt Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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