VAN WATERSCHOOT - VAN DER GRACHT
Families & Beyond:
Origins, History and Research
Whilst researching van Waterschoot van der Gracht and variations, other interesting information
has continued to come to light. This page offers links to various and diverse detail. Not all of that linked is
necessarily and / or directly associated with van Waterschoot but it is
One of the historical difficulties has been the shifting nature of the name itself refer elsewhere
in this site.
Family Club Name "Waterschoot"
Demographics The Netherlands
Member Locations and Travels
In Belguim, I understand there is a club of people investigating the families
Contact: Ben Waterschoot
Tel/Fax: (052) 21 52 02. [Correct a few years ago.]
There is also fairly extensive research occurring on name variations by John & Karin
Riper in The Netherlands.
FAMILY DEMOGRAPHICS - Belguim:
The information above is a number of year old (from mid-1990s
or earlier), but nonetheless provides an interesting
view of the spread of the families van Waterschoot and Waterschoot at least within modern day Belguim.
The name "Waterschoot" being far more common and
prevelant than "van Waterschoot".
FAMILY DEMOGRAPHICS - The Netherlands:
According to the 1947 Census, the following distribution of Waterschoot was identified in The Netherlands.
It also covers Water, van de / den / der and was searched on variations and/or
double names of Waterschoot.
FAMILY MEMBER LOCATIONS:
If the original "van Waterschoot do derive from the Province Zeeland region, then today they
have scattered far and wide around the globe.
The lists below exist in two parts
where they now live or have lived
and where they have travelled.
Known family member residential locations (listed alphabetically):
||Indonesia (formerly Dutch East Indies)
||United States of America
Above and beyond where family members reside, these are the more exotic or distant known locations at least
visited below, the more accessible countries are not necessarily listed, nor is this list complete.
||Tanzania ... includes a summit of Mount Kilimanjaro on 26-Dec-2006 (by author)
Found originally by a google search, there is a Restaurant Waterschoot located at:
Bochtenstraat 11, 2310 Rijkevorsel, Belguim.
Tel.+32 (0) 3 314 78 78 or Fax +32 (0) 3 314 78 78.
It is owned / managed by a Phillippe Waterschoot, who is also the Chef.
Dual sites in Dutch and French exist. The Restaurant is also referenced at other sites, and
as best determined, in terms of detail and assessment (guides in other words),
information gleaned from these references indicate an excellent establishment
with fine food and excellent hosts.
However, what caught my eye is the Restaurant logo which would seem to feature two martlet (for further detail
on martlet, check the family crest pages).
Nothing would be complete without a street in the Waterschoot name.
The photo to the left is of Margaret & Matthew van Waterschoot, of Canada, on a trip to Europe (in 2002).
In France, Messieurs E. & J. Alphand, viticulteurs at St.-Sulphice & Cameyac, issue an Appelation Bordeaux
Controlee under the label Baron Waterschoot.
John van Waterschoot
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(Canberra, Australia) 2002-2017