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Van Benschoten Name Study

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Surnames/tags: Van Benschoten Van Bunschoten Van Benscotter
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Name Variants

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Van Benschoten
Van Benscotter
Van Ben Scoter
Van Bunschoten
Van Bunschooten
Van Buntschooten
Van Scoter[1]


Bunschoten is a municipality and a town in the Netherlands, in the province of Utrecht. It lies about 7 km north of Amersfoort. Its territory comprises the original municipality of Bunschoten (created in 1204 by the bishop of Utrecht) and the former municipality of Duyst, De Haar and Zevenhuizen, which was a part of Hoogland from 1854 until 1971.

Bunschoten was first named in 1294. It was located on the border between Utrecht and Guelders, and it suffered a number of times from invasions from Guelders. In 1383, the bishop of Utrecht gave Bunschoten city rights, which allowed the citizens to build an earthen wall around the town. The fortifications and a part of the town were destroyed at Christmas 1427 in a war between two rival bishops, and were never rebuilt.[2]


Van Bunschoten Cemetery, Poughkeepsie, New York

Find A Grave: Van Benschoten Cemetery, Delaware, New York, USA

Concerning the Van Bunschoten or Van Benschoten family in America: a genealogy and brief history by William Henry Van Benschoten

Van Wee Bin Jie d´r Één: De Bunschoter Families Van ca. 1600-1912, by J.H.M. Putnam, H.A. Burgman-Feenstra (De Bunschoter B.V., Bunschoten-Spakenburg, 1983)


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I'm not sure if variations with the Van prefix go in here, but there's a small tree starting with Van_Benschoten-238 that changed the surname to Benschoter.

Have you had a chance to review the Trusted List request I sent a week ago on 4 Aug 18?

posted by Ros Haywood