Genealogy of the de Pagter Family
De Pagter family trees
Other family trees and loose ends
Roots on Walcheren
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Different persons with the surname
"Pagter", "de Pagter", "Pachter" or
"de Pachter" investigated their roots. On these pages
the results of their efforts are brought together. Most of the
information stems from the State Archives of which is one in
every Province Capital of the Netherlands. The one in Middelburg,
capital of the Province of Zeeland, is the main source. Since
1811 (and for some places a few years earlier) birth, marriage
and death registers are maintained by the municipalities. Also
here you can find church registers for baptism, wedding and
burial. These records sometimes go back into the seventeenth
century. The handwritings are mostly very difficult to read and
can be completely unreadable for people who don't master the
Next to this source of information more recent data on de Pagter families are collected
through inquiries by Ike de Pagter (1995) and Johan and Hendrik
de Pagter (1996).
The surname (de) Pachter
appeared on Walcheren
in the 17th century and was often changed to (de) Pagter during the course of
the 18th century. Not all (de) Pagter
families have their roots on Walcheren. The surname
"Pachter" also originates from the Northern part of
Germany. Some other people have the surname "Pagters".
The source for this name is yet unknown to us. Finally we found
that the name "Pagter" arose independently in Denmark.
That may be due to the similarity of the Danish language and the
dialects spoken in the province of Zeeland. This similarity
possibly stems from the early Middle Ages, when people from
Denmark and Norway (the Vikings) found their way to Walcheren.
Anyway the word "Pagter" has the same meaning in Danish
and in Dutch: tenant-farmer.
Present day people with the surname "de
Pagter" who have the island of Walcheren as their cradle,
belong to the descendants of a few ancestors from the 17th
Jan Jansen De Pachter, born 1624, married 1653 in Meliskerke with Maetje Jans
If there is a connection between these two branches is not yet clear.
For practical purposes the family tree of Jan de Pachter (who lived from 1624 to after 1667) is devided into a number of descendant tables, in such a way that subtrees start in the early 19th century with male de Pagters born after the introduction of the registration system of the "Burgerlijke Stand" (introduced by Napoleon Bonaparte of France, in 1808 to 1811 depending on the location). These tables include the de Pagters living today.
About 250 present day De Pagters living in the Netherlands have been found descending from this couple. Many emigrants to the USA and Canada descend from these people too.
Jan Tobias Pachter, born around 1645, married 1673 in Oost-Souburg with Tanneke van de Vaele
This is a minor branch, with about 60 present day De Pagters.
Another set of tables starts with de Pagters born in the early 18th century. Data on these people are less certain and depend mostly on Church records.
A shortcut to these tables from their common predecessor follows here.
Jan DE PACHTER(1624-1667+) + Maetje JANS(-1671) M:1653,Meliskerke
Jan DE PACHTER(1656-1690) + Berdijntje DANEELS
DaniŽl DE PAGTER(1684-1738) + Johanna SANDERS
DaniŽl DE PAGTER(1721-1807) + Elisabeth VERHULST
Jan DE PAGTER(1754-1818) + Adriana MINDERHOUD
DaniŽl DE PAGTER(1785-1861) + Willemina SLABBER
Jacobus DE PAGTER(1818-1898) + Apolonia TOUTENHOOFD
From this branch descends Johan DE PAGTER from Middelburg, who did a major part of this research.
Alewijn DE PACHTER(1660-1719) + Leuntje FILJE(PHILJEBAERTS)(1659-1719)
Louweris DE PAGTER(1690-1735) + Grietje CORNELIS
Willem DE PAGTER(1715-) + Maatje PIJPE
Leijn DE PAGTER(1702-1764) + Maria MARANUS
Lourens DE PAGTER(1744-1821) + Johanna COPPOOLSE
Jan DE PAGTER(1720-) + Paulina HENDRIKS
Hendrik DE PAGTER(1774-1860) + Jeria VERLINDE
Lourens DE PAGTER(1744-1821) + Prijna SIMONSE
Simon DE PAGTER(1791-1857) + Katharina TAVENIER
Pieter DE PAGTER(1831-) + Neeltje MARIJS
From this branch descends Izašk DE PAGTER from 's-Hertogenbosch, who keeps this homepage.
Hendrik DE PAGTER(Hendrik Janse ALEWIJNSE)(1745-1819) + Janna BRASSER
Aernout DE PAGTER(1730-1805) + Pieternella KRAIJE
Jan DE PAGTER(1779-1857) + Susanna KABOORD
Louris DE PAGTER(1756-1823) + Willemina LIEVENSE
Jan DE PAGTER(1798-1834) + Maria Johanna KALAND
Pieter DE PAGTER(1769-1827) + Leijntje KRIJNSE
Leijn DE PAGTER(1740-1816) + Jannetje DE KOSTER
Leijn DE PAGTER(1764-1818) + Susanna MEIJER
Lein DE PAGTER(1790-1864) + Maria LOURENSE
Isaak DE PAGTER(1765-1844) + Neeltje DE RIJCKE
Jan DE PAGTER(1819-1901) + Laurina Cornelia PASSENIER
Simon DE PAGTER(1827-1923) + Maatje LABRUY»RE
From this branch descends the late Hendrik DE PAGTER from Nijmegen, who did a major part of this research.
Abraham DE PAGTER(1795-) + Adriana GEERTSE
Last update 05-07-2002 by Izašk (Ike) de Pagter.
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