Verbeek History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The ancestral home of the Verbeek family is in the German state of Bavaria. The name Verbeek is an occupational hereditary surname, a type of surname that was taken from a word describing or common to the profession of the original bearer. It is a name for a baker in Old German. Verbeek is also a German local name for someone who lived by a stream, which was originally derived from the German word "bach" which means stream.
Early Origins of the Verbeek family
The surname Verbeek was first found in Augsburg, Bavarian Swabia, where the family gained a significant reputation for its contributions to the emerging mediaeval society. The name became prominent as many branches of the family founded separate houses and acquired estates in various regions, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society.
Early History of the Verbeek family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Verbeek research. Another 213 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1578, 1545, 1854, 1604, 1673, 1685, 1750, 1714, 1788, 1735, 1782, 1813 and 1893 are included under the topic Early Verbeek History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Verbeek Spelling Variations
Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations of Verbeek include Bach, Bache, Bacher, Baechle, Bachle, Back, Backe, Bacch, Bacche, Baach, Baacher and many more.
Early Notables of the Verbeek family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the name Verbeek in this period include Johann (Johannes) Bach (1604-1673), a German composer and musician of the Baroque; and Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), who is considered by many to be the supreme giant of musical history. Of his twenty children, Karl Philipp Emanuel (1714-1788) was possibly the greatest composer, and may have exerted a stronger influence on Viennese classicism than his...
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In Netherlands, the name Verbeek is the 89th most popular surname with an estimated 10,800 people with that name. 
Verbeek migration to the United States +
The great European flow of migration to North America, which began in the middle of the 17th century and continued into the 20th century, was particularly attractive to those from Bavaria who wished to escape either poverty or religious persecution. For many Bavarian tenant farmers, the chance to own their own land was a major incentive. So the widespread colonization of the United States began in 1650, when many immigrants from Germany settled in pockets in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. In Canada, German settlement centered in Ontario and the prairie provinces. Among those of this surname listed in various historical records were:
Verbeek Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Jan Verbeek, who arrived in New Netherland(s) in 1641 
- Gerrit Verbeek, who arrived in New Netherland(s) in 1663 
Verbeek Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Herman Weisma VerBeek, aged 31, who landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1847 
- Johanna VerBeek, aged 44, who landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1847 
- Pieternella VerBeek, aged 12, who arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1847 
- Willem VerBeek, aged 10, who arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1847 
- Janna VerBeek, aged 5, who landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1847 
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Contemporary Notables of the name Verbeek (post 1700) +
- Peter Tim Dirk "Pim" Verbeek (1956-2019), Dutch football manager
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The Verbeek Motto +
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: In cruce spes mea
Motto Translation: In the cross is my hope.
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- ^ 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)