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Van der Vliet, a Dutch Mennonite family, whose progenitor was (1) Lucas (Luitje) Heeres van der Vliet (before 1600-after 1645), a merchant at Appingedam in the province of Groningen, and a preacher of the local Mennonite church. His son Lucas Lucasz van der Vliet (1624-1698), also a merchant, moved to Amsterdam, where his son (3) Dirk van der Vliet (1651-1679) was a gold and silver smith. (4) Jan van der Vliet (1678-1723), a son of Dirk, had a prosperous cloth shop, but it was (5) Cornelis van der Vliet (1705-1780) and his broth­er (6) Jan van der Vliet (1717-1785), sons of (4) Jan, who made the fortune of this family by the iron­works they founded at Amsterdam. The firm still exists, since 1906 under the name Van der Vliet and de Jonge. At the same time Cornelis and his de­scendants operated an important wholesale business.

The first members of this family at Amsterdam were all Lamists. From 1730, however, one branch belonged to the Zonists. In both Amsterdam churches some of the van der Vliets were deacons. (6) Jan van der Vliet and his sister Cornelia (1720-1793), mar­ried to Pieter Verbeek, were friends of Zinzendorf and benefactors of the Moravian Brethren (Hernhutters) in Holland. Until 1807 all the members of this family married Mennonites with only one exception in 1781; in the 19th century they all married non-Mennonites.

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Amsterdam church records.

Bijleveld, W. J. J. C. Genealogie van het Geslacht van der Vliet. The Hague, 1924.

Lütjeharms, W. Het Oecumenisch-Philadelphisch Streven der Hernhutters. Zeist, 1935: 143, 167.

Nederland's Patriciaat XI (1920):320-31.


Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1959


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Zijpp, Nanne van der. "Vliet, van der, family." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 19 Apr 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Vliet,_van_der,_family&oldid=119797.

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. (1959). Vliet, van der, family. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 19 April 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Vliet,_van_der,_family&oldid=119797.




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