Jacob Dorsman

10 April 1802–
Holland, Netherlands

The Life of Jacob

When Jacob Dorsman was born on 10 April 1802, in Holland, Netherlands, his father, Pleun Dorsman, was 40 and his mother, Adriaantje Baane, was 41.

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Pleun Dorsman
Adriaantje Baane
Jacob Dorsman

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    Pleun Dorsman





World Events (3)


Age 11

The Dutch defeated the French.
1813 · Netherlands Regains Independence

Age 11

In 1810, when Louis Bonaparte resigned from the throne, the Netherlands was annexed from the French. Finally in 1814, the Netherlands became sovereign and independent.

Age 12

William VI, prince of Orange, became King William I of the Netherlands.

Name Meaning

German (Dorfmann) and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a villager or a countryman, literally ‘village man’, from Middle High German dorf ‘village’, Middle Low German dorp; German Dorf. Low German names were often standardized, i.e. adapted to High German Dorf.

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

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