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The VanderWeyst Family

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Re: The VanderWeyst Family

Posted: 11 Jun 2003 1:30PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: van der Wijst, Vanderwyst, Wyst
On a trip to the Netherlands in 1999 I found a nice little archive in the town of Veghel, North Brabant, which had collected records from all the surrounding municipalities. As far as I could interpret from the archivist the name van der Wijst originated in the area and is particularly associated with the towns of Boekel and Uden (where my ancestors come from). The best translation of the name we were able to come up with is "from the loam", loam being a sandy-silty soil.
As far as we can make out four van der Wijst brothers (Arnoldus, Albertus, Joannes & Thomas) emigrated from Uden in the early 1850s, and (probably) at least three of them ended their days in Cleveland, Ohio, under the name of Vanderwyst or just Wyst. We know that the Thomas Vanderwyst (1828-1907) in Cleveland is the same as the Uden brother, and we have strong circumstantial evidence that the Arnold (1824-1898) and Albert Vanderwyst (1825/7-1882) living in Cleveland at the time were his brothers from Uden. There have been Vanderwysts in Cleveland now for about 150 years, and it is our theory that they are all descended from the same group of brothers (since Vanderwyst is not a common name nor was Cleveland a popular destination for Catholic Dutch).
Do you know where your VanderWeyst ancestor came from in the Netherlands?
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Becky VanderWeyst 3 Jan 2000 8:02PM GMT 
sharon morgan 12 May 2001 8:18AM GMT 
abvander 10 Jun 2003 5:16PM GMT 
Becky VanderWeyst 10 Jun 2003 6:51PM GMT 
abvander 11 Jun 2003 7:30PM GMT 
sbernhardt1 18 Jun 2011 4:00AM GMT 
Najage 31 Jul 2011 11:39PM GMT 
sbernhardt1 26 Oct 2012 3:27PM GMT 
Mariannenl 27 Oct 2012 12:56AM GMT 
Christine Nel... 2 Mar 2013 1:24AM GMT 
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