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The Groenewegen name comes from the Middle Dutch "groene," which means "green." As a surname, it came from a nickname for someone who habitually dressed in green.

Groenewegen Early Origins



The surname Groenewegen 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 South Holland, a province of Holland, the most crowded province of the Netherlands. The principal cities are Rotterdam, Leyden and Shiedam. Noted is the famed castle of Teilengen where Jacqueline of Bavaria is buried. 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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Groenewegen Spelling Variations


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Groenewegen Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Groen, Grön, Groenen, Groenhof, Groenenberg, Groenendyck, Groenenvelt, Groenewegen, Groengras, Groenincx, Groening, Groenwyck, Groenesteyn, Gröngert, Grone, Gronedel, Gronefel, Grönhagen and many more.

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Groenewegen Early History


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Groenewegen Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Groenewegen research. Another 195 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1631, 1719, 1781, 1832, 1590, 1600, 1658, 1626, 1657, 1609 and 1609 are included under the topic Early Groenewegen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Groenewegen Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Groenewegen Early Notables (pre 1700)



From this era of Dutch history, those of this who distinguished themselves included Pieter Anthonisz. van Groenewegen (1590/1600-1658), a Dutch Golden Age landscape painter, member of the Guild of Saint Luke (1626), joined the Confrerie Pictura (1657), many of his works now reside...

Another 43 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Groenewegen 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 or some of its variants were: Thobias Groen, who came to New Netherland in 1659; Arent Eldertszen Groen, who came to New York, NY in 1665; Jacob Marius Groen, who arrived in New York in 1715.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Groenewegen (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Groenewegen (post 1700)



  • Dylan Groenewegen (b. 1993), Dutch professional road racing cyclist
  • Robert Groenewegen (b. 1960), former Australian rules footballer who played 79 matches for the Footscray Football Club from 1978 to 1986
  • Jane Mary "Ostler" Groenewegen (b. 1956), Canadian politician, Member of the Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories (1995-1999)
  • Leo Groenewegen (b. 1953), former Australian rules footballer who played with North Melbourne in 1971
  • Leo Groenewegen (b. 1965), Canadian former CFL all-star offensive lineman

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    2. 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).
    3. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    5. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    6. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    7. 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.
    8. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    9. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    10. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    11. ...

    The Groenewegen Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Groenewegen 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 24 November 2015 at 08:50.

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