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Van Hoorn is a Dutch Mennonite family, from the end of the 17th century, found in the northeastern part of the province of Groningen, originally all belonging to the Groningen Old Flemish and numerously found among the membership of the congregation of Zijldijk, Middelstum, and Leermens. In the 19th century they spread all over the Netherlands.

Another van Hoorn family, not related to the former, is found at Leer, East Friesland, Germany. This family, according to a family tradition, moved to East Friesland in the 16th century from Hoorn in the Dutch province of North Holland because of religious persecution. Among them were a large number of deacons of the Mennonite congregations of Leer and Emden. They became related with other Mennonite families like Vissering, Rahusen, Zytsema, and Alring. The van Hoorns were usually engaged in business; e.g., the Reinhard van Hoorn Sons tobacco business at Leer. Apparently Jacob van Hoorn, preacher of the Mennonite congregation of Burtscheid-Maastricht ?-1710 and the Amsterdam Lamist congregation 1710-1728, belonged to neither of these families.

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1956

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. "Hoorn, van, family." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1956. Web. 31 Mar 2015.,_van,_family&oldid=82215.

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. (1956). Hoorn, van, family. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 31 March 2015, from,_van,_family&oldid=82215.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 2, pp. 808-809. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.

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