Maria van Foreest

11 November 1730–10 December 1781 (Age 51)
Hoorn, North Holland, Netherlands

The Life of Maria van

When Maria van Foreest was born on 11 November 1730, in Hoorn, North Holland, Netherlands, her father, Mr. Nanning van Foreest, was 48 and her mother, Jacoba de Vries, was 24. She married Jan Lodewijk Van Teijlingen on 22 October 1752, in Alkmaar, North Holland, Netherlands. She died on 10 December 1781, in her hometown, at the age of 51.

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Family Time Line

Jakob Binckhorst
Maria van Foreest
Marriage: 29 May 1777

Spouse and Children

29 May 1777
Spanbroek, North Holland, Netherlands

Parents and Siblings

    Mr. Nanning van Foreest


    Jacoba de Vries




    Jacoba Maria van Foreest



    Jonkheer Jacob van Foreest


    Agatha van Foreest


    Catharina van Foreest


+4 More Children

World Events (2)


Age 15

England, Austria, Saxony and the Netherlands formed an alliance against Russia.

Age 50

A four year war with England was fought.

Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived in or near a royal forest, or a metonymic occupational name for a keeper or worker in one. Middle English forest was not, as today, a near-synonym of wood, but referred specifically to a large area of woodland reserved by law for the purposes of hunting by the king and his nobles. The same applied to the European cognates, both Germanic and Romance. The English word is from Old French forest, Late Latin forestis (silva). This is generally taken to be a derivative of foris ‘outside’; the reference was probably to woods lying outside a habitation. On the other hand, Middle High German for(e)st has been held to be a derivative of Old High German foraha ‘fir’ ( see Forster ), with the addition of a collective suffix.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Maria van Foreest, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Vital Records, 1600-2000"
  • Maria van Foreest, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Vital Records, 1600-2000"
  • Netherlands, Noord-Holland Province, Church Records, 1523-1948;

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