Home  Nieuws  Route  Sitemap  Contact


Home


Van Namen Foundation


Vereniging


Genealogie

Van Namen foundation - English site

First of all, thanks for visiting our website. Unfortunately it is not possible for us to translate the complete website in English. But we are working on it.

Ever thought about how big your family actually is? Where are our roots? One of the goals of the Van Namen Foundation is to construct a global family tree out of pieces supplied by family members. If you have information available about your part of the family tree, we would really appreciate if you help us build the world wide tree of the family "Van Namen".

FAQ - Frecuent Asked Questions

  • What is this Website about?
  • Which surnames does the Foundation cover?
  • Do all individuals with those surnames share one common ancestor?
  • Can I access your genealogical database?
  • Does the family have a coat of arms or family crest?
  • What does the name 'Van Namen' mean?
  • Are there any famous family members?
  • How far back do your records go?
  • What is the significance of the town of Namen and where is it?
  • In what other areas are family members historically concentrated?
  • Are there many family members in North America?
  • What about the other traditional immigration countries?
  • Are you related to families with names like Vanaman?
  • Will you translate the website into English?
  • Do you have any articles in English on the site now
  • Can I assist the work of the Foundation?
  • Does the Foundation organize family gatherings?
  • Where do I contact you?

  • What is this Website about?
    This website is the main page of the Van Namen foundation. The purpose of the Van Namen Foundation is research and document the genealogy of the Van Namen family.

    Which surnames does the Foundation cover?
    We have encountered many variations in historical records. These include: Van Namen, De Namur, Van Name, Van Naame, Van Naamen, Van Naamen van Eemnes, Van Naamen van Oversteeg, Van Naamen van Scherpenzeel, Van Namer, Van Nemen, Van Naman, Van Amen, Van Emen, Vanaman.

    Do all individuals with those surnames share one common ancestor?
    We are not sure, but it seems to be. We cannot prove it yet, but strong circumstantial evidence points to the existence of one common ancestor. One of the major objectives of the Foundation is to amalgamate and integrate the several distinct lineages that we identify at the moment.

    Can I access your genealogical database?
    Yes, unfortunately it is only available in Dutch. You can find the family trees here.

    Does the family have a coat of arms or family crest?
    Yes we have several. Various individuals and branches of the family have over the years borne different coats of arms. http://www.vannamen.org/library/genealogie.php?default=familiewapens

    What does the name 'Van Namen' mean?
    We don't know yet. But it refers to the place Namen(Namur), Belgium.

    Are there any famous family members?
    Yes, there are. We have some famous parliament members and of course we have the dukes of Namen(Namur)

    How far back do your records go?
    Our lineages go back to 899 AD but they are incomplete at the moment. The complete lines can be found at this page. The earliest family member we have in our database is Berenger van Namen, who was born around 899 AD.

    What is the significance of the town of Namen and where is it?
    It is the place where the first family members where found and which still has our name

    In what other areas are family members historically concentrated?
    At the moment in Velddriel, Rotterdam and Zwijndrecht

    Are there many family members in North America?
    Yes, there are. A lot of them traveld to New Amsterdam (New York)

    What about the other traditional immigration countries?
    We know of individuals in South Africa and Indonesia, but believe their number is very limited.

    Are you related to families with names like Vanaman?
    No we are not, but we have researched it.

    Will you translate the website into English?
    If we have time for it we will. At the moment we have limited funding and still a lot of research in the archives. But we are working on it. You can always mail if you have any questions.

    Do you have any articles in English on the site now
    Only a few. You can search for it.

    Can I assist the work of the Foundation?
    Yes please! As a purely voluntary organization we can use all the help we can get. You can help us by supplying genealogical data and by sending us family stories, images of original documents and photographs.

    And of course you can assist us by giving the foundation a financial contribution. Although all the work of the Foundation is done by volunteers, we inevitably run up some costs, of which this website represents the most significant one.

    Does the Foundation organize family gatherings?
    Not at the moment but we are working on that to.

    Where do I contact you?
    We prefer it if you contact us by using the contact form or you can send a letter to the following address:

    Van Namen Foundation
    Willemstraat 33
    2316 CR Leiden
    The Netherlands

    tel: +31 (0)6 15 69 28 34

    Contact form

    Name
    Adress
    Zip code/place
    Phone number
    E-mail
       
    Subject
       
     

     

    Van Namen Foundation Property. Copyright © 2004-2017 Van Namen Foundation. All rights reserved.Privacy policy.