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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • Dutch : unexplained. This name is recorded in New Netherland before 1675; it is most probably of Danish origin.
  • Hendrick Martenzen Wiltsee (c.1623–1712) is believed to have been born in Copenhagen, Denmark. He came to Wiltwyck, New Amsterdam, in or before 1660, after first spending time in the Dutch settlement in Brazil.

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