Theunis Dorland

15 November 1884–8 November 1953 (Age 69)
Baarn, Utrecht, Netherlands

The Life of Theunis

When Theunis Dorland was born on 15 November 1884, in Baarn, Utrecht, Netherlands, his father, Jan Dorland, was 23 and his mother, Elisabeth Nieuwenhuizen, was 26. He married Annetje ter Haar on 27 November 1909, in Bunschoten, Utrecht, Netherlands. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 8 November 1953, in his hometown, at the age of 68.

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Family Time Line

Theunis Dorland
Annetje ter Haar
Marriage: 27 November 1909
Jan Dorland
Hendrik Dorland
Elisabeth Dorland

Spouse and Children


    Annetje ter Haar


27 November 1909
Bunschoten, Utrecht, Netherlands


    Jan Dorland


    Hendrik Dorland


    Elisabeth Dorland


Parents and Siblings

    Jan Dorland


    Elisabeth Nieuwenhuizen





    Teunis Dorland



    Grietje Dorland


    Hein Dorland


+10 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 6

Death by suicide of van Gogh.
1890 · Grand Duchy of Luxembourg Separates from the Netherlands

Age 6

Luxembourg had gained their independence in 1867, but they were still under the possession of the kings of the Netherlands until William III died and the grand duchy passed to the House of Nassau-Weilburg.
1904 · Weerdinge Couple Found in Bog

Age 20

Two skeletons were found next to each other in Drenthe, Netherlands. The skeletons were dated back to between 160 BC and 220 AD. One of the skeletons was thought to be a female and the other a male so scientists called them the Weerdinge couple or Mr. and Mrs. Veenstra. It was determined that both skeletons were men and the name was changed to Weerdinge Men.

Name Meaning

French: probably a variant of Douland, a habitational name for someone from Doullens in the Somme, from an old form of the place name.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Theunis Dorland in entry for Jacobus Verwoerd and Elisabeth Dorland, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Vital Records, 1600-2000"
  • Theunis Dorland in entry for Hendrik Dorland, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Vital Records, 1600-2000"
  • Theunis Dorland in entry for Jan Dorland, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Vital Records, 1600-2000"

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