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The Dejongh surname comes from the Middle Dutch words "de jonc," meaning "the young," a term used to denote the younger of two bearers of the same name, usually a son who bore the same name as his father, which later became a hereditary surname.

Early Origins of the Dejongh family

The surname Dejongh 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 North Holland, a province of the Netherlands. The principal cities are Amsterdam, Haarlem and Hilversum. It was the seat of the old Counts of Holland. Seat of one of the oldest families is Brederode Castle near Haarlem. There are many old and quaint towns in the province. including Medemblik, Enkhuizen, Hoorn, Edam, and Monnikendam. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.

Early History of the Dejongh family

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Dejongh Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Jong, Jonge, Jonges, Jongg, Jonng, Joong, Joonge, Jonggs, Jongges, de Jong, van Jong, de Jong, Johngh and many more.

Early Notables of the Dejongh family (pre 1700)

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Dejongh Ranking

In Netherlands, the name Dejongh is the 237th most popular surname with an estimated 5,512 people with that name. [1]

United States Dejongh migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Dejongh Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • J DeJongh, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1795 [2]
Dejongh Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • David M. deJongh, aged 18, who settled in America, in 1895
  • Rebecca DeJongh, aged 14, who landed in America, in 1895
Dejongh Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • A. C. deJongh, aged 22, who landed in America from Nymegen, Gelderland, in 1907
  • Blanche deJongh, aged 24, who immigrated to the United States, in 1910
  • Henry deJongh, aged 52, who landed in America, in 1910
  • Gerrit DeJongh, aged 42, who immigrated to the United States from Oudewater, Holland, in 1920
  • Julius DeJongh, aged 34, who immigrated to America, in 1923

Contemporary Notables of the name Dejongh (post 1700) +

  • Len Rempt-Halmmans de Jongh (1928-2013), Dutch politician, Member of the House of Representatives (1975–1979, 1982–1989, 1990–1994)
  • Matthijs deJongh, Dutch filmmaker

  1. "Most Common Last Names in Netherlands." Forebears,
  2. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8) on Facebook