Alexander Josephus Sys

Brief Life History of Alexander Josephus

When Alexander Josephus Sys was born on 3 April 1820, in Ichtegem, West Flanders, Belgium, his father, Carlos Joseph Sys, was 52 and his mother, Maria Godelieva Pollentier, was 42. He had at least 2 sons with Idonia Francisca Janssens. He died on 12 April 1894, in Koekelare, West Flanders, Belgium, at the age of 74.

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Alexander Josephus Sys
Idonia Francisca Janssens
Carolus Louis Sys
Henricus Sys

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    The Netherlands declare independence. The outbreak of a revolution in France in July 1830 inspire a Belgian uprising in August. Dutch troops are driven from Brussels, and on October 4th a unique coalition of Catholics and Liberals proclaim Belgian independence. The great powers--Austria, France, Great Britain, Prussia, and Russia--accept Belgian independence from the Netherlands.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Polish Stanislaw, Janusz, Andrzej, Beata.

    Polish (Ryś), Czech, and Slovak: from Polish ryś, Czech and Slovak rys ‘lynx’, probably applied as a nickname for a nimble person. Compare Ris 6.

    Dutch: variant, archaic (or Americanized) and Flemish, of Rijs, itself a variant of Ris 3.

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

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