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Halsema History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Early Origins of the Halsema family


The surname Halsema 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. 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. They were first recorded in Haarlem in the year 1300. They held a family seat there for several centuries.

Early History of the Halsema family


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Halsema Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Hals, De Hals, Halsema, Halsband, Halstuch, Halsdutch, Halseema and many more.

Early Notables of the Halsema family (pre 1700)


From this era of Dutch history, those of this who distinguished themselves included Frans Hals the Elder (c. 1582-1666), a Dutch Golden Age painter, notable for his loose painterly brushwork, helped introduce this lively style of...
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Migration of the Halsema family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Halsema Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Folkert Halsema, who settled in America in 1868
  • Elisabeth Halsema, who settled in America in 1872
  • Lambertus Halsema, who arrived in Auglaize Co. OH in 1880
  • Cornelius Halsema, who arrived in Indiana in 1882

Halsema Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Charles S. Halsema, who arrived in Indiana in 1902

Contemporary Notables of the name Halsema (post 1700)


  • Femke Halsema (b. 1966), former Dutch politician and leader of the GreenLeft parliamentary party in the House of Representatives from 2002 till 2010

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