|The history starts in 1695, the year when Leefert Hendriks and Greetjen Jacobs got married in Hellendoorn. Leeffert Hendriks is member of the first masculine lineal descendants of the family Samson. The married couple lived at the Hancate in Rhaan. The generations to follow (until 1899) all used to live and work as farmworkers and farmhands in and around Hellendoorn (Overijssel, the Netherlands) in the valley of the river ‘de Regge’.|
Collateral descendant This website will provide you with more information on the origination of the name Samson.
This website will provide you with more information on the origination of the name Samson.
Farmyards & Manorial farmsThe family Samson lived in the valley of ‘de Regge’ on farmyards. These farmyards Imhof, Vonkers op den Kerkdijk and Olde Sams were all property of manorial farms (houses/farms belonging to nobility). The people who lived on the property of the manorial farms had special rights. Examples of manorial farms are ‘Huize Eversberg, Huis den Dam, Schuilenburg and Huis Egede.
Find Hellendoorn on a mapA map showing these locations and the surroundings of Hellendoorn is available.
Read more in dutchThis englisch section is only a small part of the family historie. You can find out more in de dutch part of this website.
|Thanks to extensive research in dusty archives and obscure microfiches by Niels Samson a lot has been uncovered with respect to the history of the family Samson. A great deal of the information was found in the Rijksarchief (Public Record Office) Overijssel in Zwolle. If you would like to know more, if you have more information or if you have any questions with respect to this subject, please e-mail|
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