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Donker Early Origins



The surname Donker 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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Donker Spelling Variations


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Donker Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Doncker, Donck, Doncke, Donckere, Doncquer, Doncquers, Donker, Donkers, Donkersloot, Donckermann and many more.

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Donker Early History


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Donker Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Donker research. Another 276 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1793, 1635, 1668, 1664 and 1666 are included under the topic Early Donker History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Donker Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Donker Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 49 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Donker 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:

Donker Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • J. Donker, who setted in Baltimore in 1854

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Contemporary Notables of the name Donker (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Donker (post 1700)



  • Leendert Antonie Donker (1899-1956), Dutch politician
  • Adriaan Donker (1933-2002), Dutch-born, pioneering South African publisher

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    2. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    3. Bayerisch Stammenbuch von den alten abgestorbenen Fuerten. Print.
    4. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    5. 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).
    6. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    7. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    8. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    10. Swierenga, Robert P. Compiler Dutch Emigrant to the United State, South Africa, South America and Southeast Asia 1835-1880 An Alphabetical Listing by Househould Heads and Independent Persons. Wilmington, DE: Scholary Resources, 1983. Print.
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    The Donker Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Donker 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 27 November 2016 at 08:50.

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