Family tree containing the families:
Some time ago my sister and I discovered the Genlias
project, disclosing records from the civil registry, as far as
privacy-laws allow. Curiously, we began to bother older family
members with all kinds of questions regarding our family. To begin
with, we wanted to know where
the family name came from, so we started with a Hellenbrand
family tree. Once busy, we also checked out our mother's family,
resulting in a van Vegchel family tree.
Little did we know,
that this work can be very addictive. As we progressed, our
curiosity grew, and the grandmother's families were taken in our
stride. The overall results of our research can
be found here. Last update: aug 5 2013. We express our special
thanks to the people who have contributed data. Their names are
mentioned on the respective pages.
Leonardus Hellebrand procreated in several garrison towns, and
spread out from
Maastricht towards the north (Hillebrandt) and east. This
Leonardus is possibly related to our family. Many thanks to
Maarten Hillebrandt and Ron Dunford (Aus) for their contributions.
Last update: aug 5 2013
In the province of Limburg existed
more branches with the related name Hellebrand:
Carl supplied a lot of the data for the branch
Heinz Matzerath gave us the branch
There was also a branch in Arcen
The branch in the western part of the
province of North-Brabant is rooted in Belgium.
branch existed in
the area of Doetinchem, whose name later changed to
Other families Hillebrand/Hildebrand had their roots in
Hillebrand from the province of Zeeland came originally from
Germany. With contributions by W.M. (Wim) van Noort.
of other (near-)namesakes in the Netherlands can
be found here.
Especially in the province of Zeeland, many
occurences of a
name like Hollebrand can be found.
During my research,
I found these remarkable
Unnecessary to mention that this is a work in progress. We
welcome all additions, remarks and (positive ;-)) criticism.
using the Genlias
and regional archives in Heerlen (Civil registry Amstenrade
engines and family
data from North-Brabant
Nordrhein-Westfalen - Personenstandsarchiv Brühl
table Republican and Gregorian calendar
a touch of melancholy, we looked at these
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