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Van de Velde (van den Velde, van den Velden, van der Velde), a Dutch family name found among the Mennonites, particularly at Amsterdam. Jan Jansz van de Velde, whose daughter Cathalijne was married to Christiaen van Eeghen, lived at Cortemarck in Flanders, Belgium, as early as 1550. Karel van de(n) Velde, of Gent, died as a Mennonite martyr in 1562 at Hondschoote, Flanders; Raphael van de Velde was put to death at Ghent in 1576, and Janneken van den Velde (Velden) (see Janneken Munstdorp) suffered mar­tyrdom at Antwerp in 1573.

In Amsterdam Josua van de Velde was appointed as preacher of the Danzig Old Flemish congrega­tion in 1767, but died the same year. Jan van de Velde, of Amsterdam, was trained for the ministry at the Zonist seminary at Amsterdam and served as pastor at Wormerveer (Waterlander con­gregation) 1743-1766 and at Ouddorp 1766-d.1777, At Amsterdam there were Van de Veldes in both the Zonist and the Lamist congregations. Some of them served as deacons, the last of whom was Lucas Cornelis van de Velde, serving 1908-1913, 1919-1923, and 1929-1934.

Jan van (de) Velde, of Haarlem, made portraits of Menno Simons and Dirk Philips ca. 1630, but it is uncertain whether this van de Velde was a Men­nonite.

A Mennonite van der Velde family was formerly found at Terhorne, Friesland. Here H. W. van der Velde presented the church with a new parsonage in 1855.

Certainly all these van de Veldes were not related, though there may have been family relations be­tween the martyrs of Flanders and the Amsterdam branch.

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Doopsgezinde Bijdragen (1890): 69-71; (1916): 38 f., 60-66.

Verheyden, A. L. E. Het Gentsche Martyrologium (1530-1595). Brugge: De Tempel, 1946: 65 f.


Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1959


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Zijpp, Nanne van der. "Velde, van de, family." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 21 Sep 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Velde,_van_de,_family&oldid=109587.

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. (1959). Velde, van de, family. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 21 September 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Velde,_van_de,_family&oldid=109587.




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