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Pieterse Early Origins



The surname Pieterse 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.

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Pieterse Spelling Variations


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Pieterse Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Pieters, Pieter, Pietters, Pietter, Pieterrs, Pieterr, Peiters, Peitters, van Pieters and many more.

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Pieterse Early History


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Pieterse Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pieterse research. Another 272 words (19 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Pieterse History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Pieterse Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pieterse Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Pieterse 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 were:

Pieterse Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Matthyas Pieterse, who settled in New York, NY in 1656
  • Lefferd Pieterse, who arrived in New York in 1660
  • Cornelis Pieterse, who came to New York, NY in 1677
  • Hendrick Pieterse, who came to New York, NY in 1683
  • Frans Pieterse, aged 61, arrived in New York in 1684

Pieterse Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Pieterse, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1803
  • John Pieterse, who came to Pennsylvania in 1803

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Contemporary Notables of the name Pieterse (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Pieterse (post 1700)



  • Sasha Embeth Pieterse, South African-born American actress
  • Johannes Aloysius Maria Pieterse (b. 1942), former Dutch professional racing cyclist
  • Cosmo George Leipoldt Pieterse (b. 1930), South African playwright, actor, poet, literary critic and anthologist
  • Ernest "Ernie" Pieterse (b. 1938), former racing driver from South Africa
  • Barend Pieterse (b. 1979), South African rugby union player

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Pieterse Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    4. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. 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. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Tapper, Michael Ed. Immigrants to the Middle Colonies A Consolidation of Ship Passenger Lists and Associated Data from The New York Genealogical Biographical Record. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. 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).
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    The Pieterse Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pieterse 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 27 January 2016 at 13:10.

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