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Re: François Goris 1878 Antwerp, Belgium
Posted by: Hendrik Goris (ID *****6813) Date: April 28, 2002 at 10:47:38
In Reply to: Re: François Goris 1878 Antwerp, Belgium by Dolly Goris of 11

Not the most common name (Janssens & Peeters), but rather common :
-3683 Goris in Belgium, mostly in the northeast of Flanders, dutchspeaking, in Antwerpen and Turnhout(B). A lot more in the adjacent province of Noordbrabant (NL). Very rare in the West, coastal Flanders, and the South, Frenchspeaking Wallonie.
-only 8 Ghoris (origin a drunk father misspelling the name of his child to the City Hall clerk in Gent)
-etc...
see www.sopress.be and click on the belgian map somewhere in the middle.

All Flamish and Dutch Goris (and Ghoris) should be related, if traceable to the small region just North-East of Antwerpen (Ekeren(B), Zandvliet(B), Ossendrecht(Nl), Hoogerheide(NL),...) Kinship might be up to 3 centuries ago for some branches though. In some of those villages it was the most common name. Gooris, etc. is also allways related, I guess, but do not know for sure.

Meanwhile, there are some Goris in Germany too : http://www.sippen.de/goris/links.html;

yours sincerely,
Hendrik Goris


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