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Dirksen Early Origins



The surname Dirksen 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.

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Dirksen Spelling Variations


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Dirksen Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Dirk, Dirke, Dirkes, Dirks, Dirck, Durk, Durck, Durke, van Dirk, Dirike, Dierkes and many more.

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Dirksen Early History


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Dirksen Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dirksen research. Another 260 words (19 lines of text) covering the year 1846 is included under the topic Early Dirksen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dirksen Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dirksen Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Dirksen 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:

Dirksen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joh Dirksen, who arrived in America in 1836
  • Bernh Heinr Anton Dirksen, who landed in America in 1837
  • Gerrit Dirksen, aged 22, arrived in New York, NY in 1847
  • Gesina Dirksen, aged 36, landed in New York, NY in 1848
  • Gethard Dirksen, who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1848
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Dirksen (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Dirksen (post 1700)



  • Everett McKinley Dirksen (1896-1969), American Republican politician, U.S. Representative from Illinois 16th District, 1933-49; U.S. Senator from Illinois, 1951-69

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    2. De Jong, Gerald Francis. The Dutch in America 1609-1974. New York: Twayne, 1975. Print.
    3. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    4. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    5. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    8. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    9. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    10. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    11. ...

    The Dirksen Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dirksen 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 25 January 2016 at 15:05.

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