Groenhof History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The Groenhof 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.
Early Origins of the Groenhof family
The surname Groenhof 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.
Early History of the Groenhof family
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Groenhof 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.
Early Notables of the Groenhof family (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...
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Migration of the Groenhof family
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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