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.
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