1515Re: [Friesland-genealogy] napoleonic decree of 1811
- Jul 11, 2000In a message dated 07/10/2000 4:48:00 PM Central Daylight Time,
> hat I would also like to know is why the name "de Vries",Some people used surnames (both Dutch and Frisian) prior to 1811. Some people
> understandably prevalent in Friesland and a popular choice in 1811, is
> also prevalent in the rest of the Netherlands as well as in the Dutch
> Jewish community? Were these names also chosen during Napoleon's rule,
> or did they come through from a much earlier age?
chose a surname in 1811. Naturally some people left Friesland and went south
into Holland etc. Those that went to non-Frisian regions of the Netherlands,
were usually called 'the Frisian' by locals. The newcomer probably spoke
Dutch with an accent.
I can't comment about the Jewish community. Perhaps a larger portion of the
Jews in the NL's went to Friesland first and then moved south. I really don't
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