Petrus Mayyhias Van Gilsen

1891–1972 (Age 80)
Oorderen, Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium

The Life of Petrus Mayyhias

Petrus Mayyhias Van Gilsen was born on 13 December 1891, in Oorderen, Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium as the son of Cecilia Van Gilsen and Franciscus Simons. He died on 6 January 1972, at the age of 80.

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Cecilia Van Gilsen
Franciscus Simons
Maria Van Gilsen
Petrus Mayyhias Van Gilsen

Parents & Siblings

  • Cecilia Van Gilsen


  • Franciscus Simons




World Events (3)


Age 23

Germany invades. The Belgian army holds position behind Yser river until 1918.

Age 29

Antwerp hosts the Summer Olympic Games.

Age 29

Belgium signs military alliance with France.

Name Meaning

1 Vietnamese: unexplained.2 Dutch (De Van): metonymic occupational name for a winnower or a maker of winnowing fans, from Middle Dutch van(ne) ‘fan’.3 English: Western English variant of Fann .

Possible Related Names

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

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