Godfried van Brabant (c.1255 - 1302)

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Nicknames: "Godfrey of /Brabant/"
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Birthplace: Brussel, België
Death: Died in Kortrijk, Vlaams Gewest, België
Occupation: Sieur, d'Arscot, de Vierzon
Managed by: Giants of the Earth Heritage Center at sgheritage.org
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About Godfried van Brabant

Please Help me with this research because what I'v e already found, means the this family is alive and well, thriving in the world today.

After much searching, I found a small village called 'Orscheid' (also formally 'Orscheidt'); a district of Aegidienberg, a city district of Bad Honnef in the North Rhine-Westphalian Rhein-Sieg-Kreis, not far from Bonn and Cologne.

Mentioned and documented in the years 1244 and 1256 under the name 'Arscheid' by the year 1673 there were twelve taxable inhabitants. Once I discovered the name change, I found Sir Heinrich von Arscheid husband of Heilwig von Schidderich. Their daughter, Mechtild von Arscheid married STILL EDITING

and soon after, I found multiple Patent Orders for Abbot (Johan I and Johan II); with the surname of Orscheid/Arscheid (Arscheyt and Arschot) issued from the House of Hesse.

LINK TO THESE DOCUMENTS (can be purchased to view online): http://www.archive.nrw.de/LAV_NRW/jsp/findbuch.jsp;jsessionid=471881615236570D051BA39DC07B2320?archivNr=185&tektId=0&id=0109&klassId=46&verzId=307&seite=0&warenkorb=CookieFehler

These names are associated with and is the same family, of which, the natural progression tracing back to it's earliest rendering would be:

Ortscheid, von-Arscheid, von-Arscheyt, von Arschott, von Aarschot

Etymology (according to legend)

The Roman army had conquered the the Hageland (the Country of hedges) in the year 54 BC. Large plains stretched out in front of them: Taxandria, with in the middle the river Demer. High on the hill stood Caesar. His attention was caught by an eagle. Julius Caesar grabbed his bow, aimed, and shot. They heard a sharp cry and the eagle fell down to earth. Caesar's nephew, Aurelianus, hurried himself into the valley and picked up the dead eagle. His beak had been cut off by the arrow. Aurealianus named the place where the eagle had fallen "Bekaf" (Beak-off). He carried the eagle to Caesar and praised him with his beautiful shot. Caesar, flattered by the words of his nephew, rewarded him by having constructed a fortress: the "Aurelianustoren" (Tower of Aurelianus), which name still lives on as "Orleanstoren". Proudly he gave the place where he shot the eagle "Arendschot" (Eagle shot). Today we call this place Aarschot:

Aarschot (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈaːr.sçɔt]) is a city and municipality in the province of Flemish Brabant, in Flanders, one of the three regions of Belgium. The municipality comprises the city of Aarschot proper and the towns of Gelrode, Langdorp and Rillaar.

The root of the name Ortscheid is actually a Titled Patent for 'Place' name, hence, the use of the suffix/prefix 'von, van and de' that frequents the titles depending on where you find the family. Below, are some examples from history, of our Noble and Royal names:

Ortscheid, von Orscheid, von Arscheid, von Arscheyt, von Arschott, von Brabant-Arschot, von Aarschot

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Godfried van Brabant, heer van Aarschot's Timeline

1255
1255
Brussel, België
1273
1273
Age 18
North-Brabant, Netherlands
1275
1275
Age 20
Brabant, Belgium
1277
1277
Age 22
Brabant, Belgium
1280
1280
Age 25
Brabant,Antwerp,,Belgium
1281
1281
Age 26
Brabant, Belgium
1283
1283
Age 28
Brabant, Belgium
1302
July 11, 1302
Age 47
Kortrijk, Vlaams Gewest, België
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