Neeltje Borst

21 August 1846–29 October 1923 (Age 77)
Holland, Netherlands

The Life Summary of Neeltje

Neeltje Borst was born on 21 August 1846, in Holland, Netherlands as the daughter of Jan Borst and Neeltje Boesveld. She married Harm Kosto on 31 January 1868, in Oudshoorn, South Holland, Netherlands. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. She died on 29 October 1923, in Leiden, Holland, Netherlands, at the age of 77.

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Harm Kosto
Neeltje Borst
Marriage: 31 January 1868
Nanne Kosto
Neeltje Kosto
Maria Gesina Kosto
Janna Kosto
Jan Kosto
Neeltje Kosto
Arie Kosto
Janna Kosto
Jan Kosto

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    31 January 1868Oudshoorn, South Holland, Netherlands
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    World Events (8)

    Age 7
    Birth of Vincent van Gogh.
    Age 17
    The Dutch abolished slavery in Suriname. The Dutch were among the last Europeans to abolish slavery.
    1870 · Amstel Brewery
    Age 24
    Amstel Brewery was founded on June 11, 1870, in Amsterdam. It is named after the Amstel River which served for refrigeration. They use ice from canals to help keep their brews cold.

    Name Meaning

    German (also Börst): from Middle High German borst(e) ‘bristle, brush’, hence a nickname for someone with a prickly temperament or a metonymic occupational name for a brush maker. Compare Boerst .Dutch: nickname for a pal, companion, juvenile or student, from the Middle Dutch word borst from Latin bursa; compare Bursch . Or a topographic name from bors with t- plural, which word possibly indicates ‘bog myrtle’, while bors also is an old word for ‘bear’. The third possibility is a physical nickname in relation to the word borst ‘breast, chest’, for someone with a broad or hairy chest.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Sources (11)

    • Legacy NFS Source: Neeltje Borst - Government record: birth-name: Neeltje Borst
    • Neeltje Borst in entry for Nanna Kosta, "Netherlands, Noord-Holland, Civil Registration, 1811-1950"
    • Neeltje Borst, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Vital Records"

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