Bogaerts History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Bogaerts 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.

Early Origins of the Bogaerts family

The surname Bogaerts 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.

Bogaerts is a Dutch toponymic surname meaning "orchard" and may indicate the occupational fruit grower.

One of the first records of the name was found in Belgium, where Woitini Bongart was recorded at Avelgem in 1281. Jan van den Boeghaerde was listed as a knight in 1398. Claise vanden Boongaerde or Boengart was found in Wervik in 1393. Arnekin Bogart was listed in 1399 and later, Willems van den Boemgarde was recorded in 1418 as Willem van den Bogarde, Knight.

Early History of the Bogaerts family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bogaerts research. Another 163 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1281, 1398, 1393, 1398, 1418, 1399, 1418, 1475, 1479, 1500, 1537, 1555, 1705, 1830, 1630, 1675, 1541 and 1569 are included under the topic Early Bogaerts History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bogaerts Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Bogaert, Bogaart, Bogaerde, Bogard, Bogarde, Bogaerds, Bogaers, Bogaerts and many more.

Early Notables of the Bogaerts family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Bogaerts family

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.


Contemporary Notables of the name Bogaerts (post 1700) +

  • Sam Bogaerts (1948-2021), Belgian actor and theater producer, winner of the Grote Theaterfestivalprijs in 1987


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