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  My name is Jan Griep and I live at Katwijk aan Zee in the Netherlands. In 1963 I inherited from my uncle Henk Griep, from Hansweert, a bundle of papers with his research efforts after the origin of the Griep family of Zeeland. It took quite some years before I really looked in it. It started in 1987, when I got children of my own. Maybe you have to have a descendant before you start to take interest in your ancestors...
In the summer of 2000, I made this internet site. From that time on I have been in contact, by e-mail mostly, with hundreds of persons about our worldwide
Griep-Grip-Grijp-research. Their contributions, varying from some remarks to completely new pages, were always very welcome. They made the site grow to what it is now, and also lead to several otherwise pleasant contacts.
The names and some other information of those who till now contributed to the website, are listed below. For those who wish to contact one of them, please ask me for their email-addresses. My
address is at the bottom of the page.

 
 

THE ONE WHO STARTED IT ALL

 
 
  My uncle Hendrik George Griep of Hansweert, Zeeland, is the one who started it all. Around 1940 he started the research after the origin of the Grieps from Zeeland. He got as far back as 1666 and found a lot of descendants of Jan Adriaenszoon Griep, also his own ancestor. When he died in 1963, I inherited his archive and his genealogy hobby.
 
 

THE PILLARS OF THIS PROJECT

 
 

Thomas Feldmann of Duisburg, Germany, is a descendant of a Griep family, that from 1648 on lived near Stolp in Pomerania. Now this town is called Slupsk and is Polish.
He made the pages about
The Pomerania Griep's, and wrote the text of the page about the griffin birds. He also translated a lot of the other pages into German.

Jan Johan Willem Griep of Putte, Netherlands, is working to complete the survey of his own family, with all the descendants of Jan Adriaensz. Griep, born in 1666 at Hoedekenskerke. Page: Griep from Hansweert.
His own branch of the family is on page:
Marinus Griep (1842-1892).
Kees Griep of Kloetinge, Zeeland, Netherlands, gathered a lot of information about his own family: the descendants of Jan Adriaensz. Griep, born in 1666 at Hoedekenskerke.
He moderates the pages about his own branch of the Griep family:
Griep uit Rilland.
 
 

WE RECEIVED INFORMATION FROM...

 
 
  Guy Björklund is curator of the Museum of Jakobstad, Finland, along the coast of the Baltic Sea. He provided information about Grip from Finland and translated some pages in Swedish.
  Knut Bryn, a historian from Molde, Norway, provided information about the island Grip and the naming practices in Norway. Page: Grip from Norway.
  Beth Carden, maiden name Beth Griep and living in Pensacola, Florida, USA. She is a descendant of a Griep family, who came from Germany and migrated to Wisconsin.
  Diana Coleman, living in California, USA, is a descendant of a Griep family that migrated from Holland to Canada, and then to Ishpeming, Michigan.
  Florence Deutsch originates from a family that immigrated from Lastrup, Germany, to Minnesota USA. Page: Griep from Minnesota.
  Leo Duijzer, a son of Jacomina Griep, is a descendant of Griep from Hansweert in the Netherlands. He provided the picture on page: Leendert Griep (1862-1922).
  Jeff Engle of Granit Bay, California, USA, is married to a descendant of a Griep from the Altmark, in eastern Germany. He has his own genealogical homepage: http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~engle.
  Pam Goodwill is a granddaughter of Sunny Griep, born in Alberta, Canada.
  Andrea Griep from Texas, USA, is a descendant of a Griep family, who came from what is now Poland and settled in Iowa.
  David Griep of ..., USA, is a descendant of Griep from Krabbendijke, and provided information about their American offspring.
  Friedhelm Griep is a Griep from Germany, living in Meppen, in a region close to the Dutch border. His branch of the family is on page: Griep uit Emsland.
His own homepage:
http://www.elgriep.de.
  John Griep from Maryland, USA. He originates from the Zeeland branch of the Dutch Griep family, who migrated from Yerseke to Lodi, New Jersey.
  Kees Griep of Krabbendijke, Zeeland in the Netherlands, provided the information about his own branch of the Griep's, living at Krabbendijke.
He has his own homepage:
http://www.keesgriep.nl.
  Kurt Griep owns a flower shop in Berlin, Germany (http://www.blumen-griep.de). His family settled in the 17-th century in the Oderbruch region.
  Linda Griep Ottmar of Seattle, USA, is a descendant of a Griep family that originates from Düsterbeck, Pomerania, and settled in southern Minnesota.
  Linda Irene Griep originates from the Zeeland branch of the Dutch Griep family. Her grandfather migrated from Yerseke to Lodi, New Jersey, USA. Together with her sister Margareth Griep she provided the information and pictures on the pages about Griep from Bergen County, NJ.
  Mark Griep of Lincoln, Nebraska, USA. He contributed data about the descendants of Herman Griep and Heinrich Griep, who migrated from the Emsland in Germany to Minnesota. Pages: Griep from Minnesota and The Emsland Griep's.
More about him on: http://www.chem.unl.edu/faculty/eachfaculty/griep.shtml.
  Maurik Griep originates from the Zeeland branch of the Dutch Griep family.
  Rainer Griep originates from a Griep family from Pomerania, and is related to those in the Oderbruch region.
He used to run a furniture-shop in Hamburg, Germany.
  Sally Griep is a descendants of Heinrich Griep, who came to the USA from the German Emsland region. Page: Griep from Minnesota. Her own genealogical homepage is off the air now.
  Stan V. Griep lives in Colorado, USA, and is a descendant of a Griep family from Pomerania, that first settled in Iowa and then moved to Colorado.
  Sven Griep-Raming from Oldenburg in Germany is a member of the Griep-Raming family, that lives in the German region Ostfriesland.
  Theodor Griep lives in Saterland, Germany. He provided information about his ancestors, living in the region from 1606 on. Page: The Emsland Griep's.
  Ulrike Griep. Although living in Norway, her family originates from Pomerania.
  Rufin Grijp from Brussels, Belgium, provided the information on page Grijp uit de Scheldestreek. Rufin Grijp died in 2006.
  DeeAnn Marie Grip from California, USA, originates from a family that immigrated from Lastrup, Germany, to Minnesota USA. Page: The Emsland Griep's and Griep from Minnesota.
  Hans Grip originates from a Grip family from Nyköping, Sweden. Page: Grip from Sweden.
  Lars Grip, now living in the Swedish capital Stockholm, originates from a family from the Småland region. An early ancestor was given the name Grip in the army. Page: Grip from Sweden.
  Leif Grip from the Finnish capital Helsinki, is one of the 40-50 people by the name of Grip that live in Finland. Page: Grip from Finland.
  Mats Grip from Sweden. An early ancestor of his family was given the name Grip, when serving in the Swedish army. Page: Grip from Sweden.
  Richard Grip of Amhurst, New Hampshire, USA. His great grandfather immigrated from Stockholm to Boston USA. Page: Grip from Sweden.
  Svante Grip from Sweden originates from a family from Stora Åby. An early ancestor was given the name Grip in the army. Page: Grip from Sweden.
  Torsten Gripp is born in Kellinghusen, Schleswich-Holstein, Germany. Page: Griep/Gripp uit Holstein. Being an artist, he has his own homepage: http://www.atelier-gripp.de.
  Walter E. Gryp. Although living in the Netherlands, he is a Gryp from Meetjesland in Belgium. Page: Gryp from Flanders.
  John Lee Harding of Sugar Land, Texas, USA. Helped to make page: Griep from New York State.
  Alf Arne Harjo lives at Luleå in Sweden. He is a Norwegian and a descendant of Grip from Norway. A lot of family-information, stored in his cellar, is still waiting for research till he found the time to look through it....
  Leopold E. Hepfner of Readfield, Maine, USA, is a descendant of Marx Griep, who came from Germany and settled in Syracuse, New York. Page: Griep from New York State.
  Ove Holter from Sweden is researching the Jemtland region, where a lot of Grip's originate from. Page: Grip from Sweden.
  Don Hopke of Madison, Wisconsin, USA, is related to Griep from Pomerania.
He has his own genealogical homepage:
http://webpages.charter.net/dhop.
  Kees van der Klooster, a nephew of Maria Griep from the Dutch Griep branch from Zeeland, provided the picture on page: Adriaan Griep (1856-1928).
  (Diana) Joan Kobernik of Yakima, Washington State, USA, is the great-grand daughter of (Anna) Susanna Griep (1817-1898) of Konigstreu, Posen, Germany, now Sedowo, Poznan, Poland and her father Andreas Griep. See family tree, photos of town and maps of area on page: Griep from Posen/Poznan.
  Jan Leach of Florida, USA, a descendant of Griep in New Jersey, provided pictures of her great grandmother and her children: Marinus Griep (1862-1929).
  Wendy Le Griep provided information about the Le Griep family. This family moved from France to the Netherlands in the Napoleontic times. See also: Grip from France.
  Timothy J. McLaughlin of Meansville, Georgia, USA. He provided information about the descendants of Herman Griep. He and his family migrated around 1898 from Germany to the USA and settled in Wisconsin: Griep from the USA.
  Will Nijsse of 's Heer Arendskerke in de Dutch province Zeeland, is the son of a policeman from Rotterdam, who once arrested a Griep that was burgling into a jewellery shop. He provided information about that case: Jacob Griep (1866-1954).
  Vincent Oude Griep is a descendant of Griep from Twenthe, in the Netherlands.
More information is on his homepage:
http://users.edte.utwente.nl/oudegriep.
  Brian Renaud of Michigan, USA, is a descendant of Griep from Krabbendijke, and provided information about their American offspring.
  Dan Rovinski of Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA is married to a descendant of a Griep that immigrated from Pomerania. He provided information for page: Griep from Wisconsin.
  Juraci Schmechel Griep of Modelo, Santa Catarina, Brazilië, is a descendant of immigrants from the former German region of Pomerania. He provided the information for page: Griep from Brazil.
  Virginia Sholin Smallwood, living in the USA. Her family originates from Hälsingland, Sweden. An ancestor was given the name Grip when serving in the army: Grip from Sweden.
  Maria Theresia van Sint Annaland is a descendant of Griep from Hansweert in the Netherlands. Together with her husband Cornelis Hoff she emigrated to Australia in 1954. Now they are living in Varsity Lakes, Queensland. She provided information and pictures of her grandfather.
  Neal Tasch, address: 6303 N. Camden Ave. Kansas City, MO  64151, USA, is a descendant of Geseke Griep from Scharrel, Germany, who married Heinrich Bohlsen in Scharrel in 1752. Page: The Emsland Griep's.
 
 

 

THE MODERATOR OF THIS WEBSITE:
Jan Griep
Zuidstraat 18; 2225 GW Katwijk aan Zee; Netherlands
Telephone: +31 71 4074443
E-mail:
jan.griep@planet.nl

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