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Early Origins of the Donsdorp family

The surname Donsdorp 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.

Early History of the Donsdorp family

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Donsdorp Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Donsdorp, Dondorf, Dennstädt, Donsaert, Dunsdorf, Dönhoff, Denzdorf and many more.

Early Notables of the Donsdorp family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Donsdorp family to the New World and Oceana

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Donsdorp Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Francina Engelina Donsdorp, who settled in America in 1855

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