The Oranje lineage

Circa 1600 Lenert is born in Oudenhoorn. His eldest son Claes Lenertz states his confession of faith on April 7, 1680 in Oudenhoorn. With the entry of this event 'gesegt Orangie' is added to his name.

Lenert Claessen, the eldest son of Claes Lenertz, is being married without the surname Oranje. It is only among his children that the surname Oranje starts to occur.

In the Netherlands there exist five different,unrelated families, each with their own line of descendants, and all carry the surname Oranje

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