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The surname Bouwmeester is derived from the Middle High German word "bur," meaning 'a small dwelling or building'. The word came to mean 'neighbor' or 'fellow citizen.' Alternatively, the word "boer" could have been derived from the Dutch word for 'farmer.' The prefix "de" denotes 'of' or 'the' and was often used to confirm a clan-like relationship in the family.

Bouwmeester Early Origins



The surname Bouwmeester was first found in the Netherlands.

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Bouwmeester Spelling Variations


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Bouwmeester Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: DeBeor, Debeer, De Beer, De Boer and others.

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Bouwmeester Early History


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Bouwmeester Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bouwmeester research. Another 37 words (3 lines of text) covering the years 1908 and 1970 are included under the topic Early Bouwmeester History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bouwmeester Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bouwmeester Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bouwmeester Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bouwmeester Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Bastion Bouwmeester, aged 42, who arrived in America, in 1921
  • Marinus H. Bouwmeester, aged 19, who arrived in America, in 1921
  • Meta Bouwmeester, aged 12, who arrived in America from Hoogeveen, Holland, in 1924
  • Hendrik Bouwmeester, aged 3, who arrived in America from Hoogeveen, Holland, in 1924
  • Jentje Bouwmeester, aged 38, who arrived in America from Hoogeveen, Holland, in 1924

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bouwmeester (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bouwmeester (post 1700)



  • Dirk "Dik" Bouwmeester (b. 1967), Dutch experimental physicist specializing in quantum optics and quantum information, awarded the 2014 Spinoza prize
  • Lea Theodora Bouwmeester (b. 1979), Dutch politician
  • Marit Bouwmeester (b. 1988), Dutch gold and two-time silver medalist sailor
  • Lily Geertruida Maria Henriëtte Bouwmeester (1901-1993), Dutch theater and film actress
  • Frans Bouwmeester (b. 1940), retired Dutch footballer who played from 1956 to 1971, member of the Netherlands National Team (1959-1968)
  • Jay Daniel Bouwmeester (b. 1983), Canadian professional NHL ice hockey defenceman playing for the St. Louis Blues

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Pro Deo, Rege et Patria
Motto Translation: For our God, our King, and country.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    2. Jameson, John Franklin. Narratives of New Netherland 1609-1664. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1909. Print.
    3. De Amicis, Edmondo and Helen Zimmern. Holland. Philadelphia: Porter & Coates, 1894. Print.
    4. Neubecker, Ottfried. Großes Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    5. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    7. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    8. De Jong, Gerald Francis. The Dutch in America 1609-1974. New York: Twayne, 1975. Print.
    9. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
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    The Bouwmeester Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bouwmeester 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.

    This page was last modified on 20 June 2014 at 12:48.

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