Christoffel van Ettinger

25 January 1896–
Rotterdam, South Holland, Netherlands

The Life of Christoffel

When Christoffel van Ettinger was born on 25 January 1896, in Rotterdam, South Holland, Netherlands, his father, Evert van Ettinger, was 25 and his mother, Petronella Adriana Singers, was 24. He married Mensje Rodenburg on 17 December 1919, in Rijswijk, South Holland, Netherlands.

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Christoffel van Ettinger
Mensje Rodenburg
Marriage: 17 December 1919

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17 December 1919
Rijswijk, South Holland, Netherlands

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World Events (8)

1898 · Witte Huis, Europe's first Skyscraper is built

Age 2

"Built in 1898, the """"White House"""" standing at 43 meters tall, was Europe's first skyscraper. Somehow it survived German bombings in May 14 1940. The White House was added to the UNESCO world heritage list."
1899 · Hague Peace Convention

Age 3

The Hague Peace Convention was a series conferences that produced treaties and declarations. The convention took place in Hague, Netherlands. The conferences were among the first formal statements of the laws of war and war crimes in secular international law.
1927 · Natural History Museum Rotterdam opens

Age 31

Opened in 1927, the first site of the museum was in the attic above an all-girls school. It quickly outgrew the space and was moved to a site across the street from another museum in Mathenesserlaan. The museum was forced to move again in 1959, and 1987. In 1993, the museum was given a new pavilion. It finally finds its permanent home in the early 2000s, where it is today.

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 .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Christoffel Van Ettinger, "Netherlands, Zuid-Holland Province, Civil Registration, 1679-1942"
  • Christoffel van Ettinger, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Population Registers"
  • Christoffel van Ettinger, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Vital Records"

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