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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. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    2. Neubecker, Ottfried. Großes Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    3. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    4. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    5. Bayerisch Stammenbuch von den alten abgestorbenen Fuerten. Print.
    6. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    7. 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.
    8. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    9. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    10. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    11. ...

    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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