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Early Origins of the Pieterse family


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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Early History of the Pieterse family

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Early History of the Pieterse 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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Early Notables of the Pieterse family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Pieterse family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Pieterse family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Pieterse family to the New World and Oceana


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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Cornelis Pieterse, who settled in New York, NY in 1677
  • Hendrick Pieterse, who settled in New York, NY in 1683
  • Frans Pieterse, aged 61, who arrived in New York in 1684 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Pieterse Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Pieterse, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1803 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • John Pieterse, who settled in 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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  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

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