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van Helsdingen Family of South Africa and Namibia

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An Invitation to all van Helsdingen's (those who are married to a van Helsdingen or linked to a van Helsdingen family member). Join us in completing the van Helsdingen Family Tree.

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The van Helsdingen family is a Dutch surname that originated from Helsdingen,a town in the municipality Vianen in the province of Utrecht in the Netherlands.

All South African van Helsdingen's are descendants from Gerijt van Helsdingen born 1380. 5 Generations later Johannes van Helsdingen (Prog/Stam) arrived in SA 1696. Roderick van Helsdingen's research points to the van Helsdingen family coming from the 'Van Vianen" which in turn comes from the "van Bosinchem" family. Earlier van Helsdingen's were residents of Utrecht and most were members of Civil Courts. One of them was even mayor of Utrecht after he lead a rebellion that had to do with freedom of religion.

Nowadays the surname is most common around Zwolle and Utrecht. There were 231 people with this surname living in the Netherlands during the 2007 Netherlands census. They live mostly in the provinces of Utrecht, Zuid-Holland and Overijessel. The surname can also be found in Canada, South Africa, Namibia and the United States of America.

VAN HELSDINGEN FAMILIE HERKOMS Nederlandse patrisiër-families: Die sg. Nederlandse patrisiaat bestaan uit baie ou en/of bekende Hollandse families. Hulle is geregistreer in die Nederland’s Patriciaat, wat in die omgang as die Blou Boek bekend staan. Om in aanmerking te kom vir registrasie, moes ‘n familie ‘n belangrike en aktiewe rol in die Nederlandse gemeenskap vervul het. Dit sluit in die beklee van hoë posisies in die regering, stadsrade en provinsies, vir minstens ses geslagte of 150 jaar. Hulle is nie deel van die Nederlandse adelstand nie. Die van Helsdingen familie verkyn in hierdie register. Vroeë Van Helsdingen's was prominente inwoners van Utrecht en was meestal lede van die Siviele Rade en ook burgemeesters van Utrecht .

Helsdingen Map — Satellite Images of Helsdingen original name: Helsdingen geographical location: Zuid-Holland, Netherlands, Europe geographical coordinates: 51° 59' 0" North, 5° 4' 0" East

<a href="http://www.maplandia.com/netherlands/zuid-holland/helsdingen/" title="google satellite map of Helsdingen"><img src="http://maps.google.com/maps/api/staticmap?center=51.9833333,5.0666667&amp;zoom=12&amp;markers=size:small%7Ccolor:0xF35834%7C51.9833333,5.0666667&amp;size=300x250&amp;maptype=hybrid&amp;sensor=false" width="300" height="250" border="0" alt="Helsdingen google map" style="border:1px solid #000;"/></a>