Dirk Veld

1821–28 March 1883 (Age 62)
Spanbroek, North Holland, Netherlands

The Life of Dirk

When Dirk Veld was born in 1821, in Spanbroek, North Holland, Netherlands, his father, Jan Veld, was 31 and his mother, Claartje Pieters Spel, was 35. He died on 28 March 1883, in his hometown, at the age of 62.

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Jan Veld
Claartje Pieters Spel
Pieter Veld
Dirk Veld

Parents and Siblings

    Jan Veld


    Claartje Pieters Spel




    Pieter Veld



World Events (5)


Age 9

Belgium rebelled against Netherlands.

Age 32

Birth of Vincent van Gogh.

Age 42

The Dutch abolished slavery in Suriname. The Dutch were among the last Europeans to abolish slavery.

Name Meaning

1 Portuguese, Galician and Spanish: possibly from a byname formed with velo ‘veil’ or in some cases perhaps from Galician belo ‘beautiful’.2 Hungarian (Vélě): nickname for a thoughtful or intelligent person, from a derivative of vélni ‘to think’.

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

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  • Dirk Veld, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Vital Records"

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