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Multiple Origins for the Surname De jager


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De jager Early Origins



The surname De jager 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.

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De jager Early History


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De jager Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our De jager research. Another 213 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1678, 1843, and 1855 are included under the topic Early De jager History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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De jager Spelling Variations


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De jager Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Jager, Jäger, Jagger, Jagerr, Jagers, Jaager, Jägger and many more.

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De jager Early Notables (pre 1700)


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De jager Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

De jager Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Berend de Jager, aged 17, who emigrated to the United States from Amsterdam, Holland, in 1902
  • Bontrial de Jager, aged 22, who landed in America from Balk, Holland, in 1908
  • Antje de Jager, aged 25, who emigrated to America from Elst, Holland, in 1911
  • Jacobus de Jager, aged 45, who settled in America from Amsterdam, Holland, in 1911
  • Ben de Jager, aged 29, who landed in America from The Hague, Holland, in 1912
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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