The surname Geldenhuys 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 in Haarlem. 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.
Important Dates for the Geldenhuys family
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Geldenhuys Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Gelder, van Gelder, Vangelder, Op-Gelder and many more.
Early Notables of the Geldenhuys family (pre 1700)
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Geldenhuys migration to the United States
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Geldenhuys Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
Frans Edward Geldenhuys, aged 22, who landed in America from Johannesburg, South Africa, in 1911
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