The Beijen/Beyen Family Site

Information and stories about the different Beijen (or Beyen) families

by Laurens Beijen

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Beijen and Lansink
December 5, 2023
Three members of the Beijen family from Hengelo married a partner named Lansink.
Read more about their mutual relationships.
  
Hailey Beyen
November 27, 2023
On February 25, 2023 Hailey Beyen was born. She is a daughter of Joey Beyen and Chanel Appelo from Amersfoort. More details >>
  
Sophia Beijen, singer
July 20, 2023
In 1883 the widower Karel Hubertus Beijen from the Nieuwkapelle family married the widow Antoinette Wikinga Ramaer. Five children were born of their marriage.
The two sons have been discussed before on this website. The page The younger children of Karel Hubertus Beijen tells now also about the three daughters. Henriette was a member of a monastic order, Theodora moved to the the Dutch East Indies and Sophia was a singer.
More details >>
  
Coats of Arms
February 27, 2023
The page about coats of arms has been expanded. The IJsselstein family has an about 500 years old coat of arms. More details >>
  
More than 700 photos
January 21, 2024
The gallery includes many photos of members of the Dutch Beijen and Beyen families who live or have lived in the Netherlands or elsewhere. The most recent number is 733.
An important point: express consent is required from all people whose photo is used in the gallery. Please send an e-mail to confirm your consent as soon as possible! Other reactions to the photo gallery or suggestions for updating it will be appreciated as well. More details >>
  
The Breyell family
December 3, 2023
In the Breyell family, the name Beyen or Beijen is probably derived from the name of a small castle.
More details.
  
A new signet ring
October 1, 2023
Pup Sophie Beijen from Baarn received a signet ring with the family coat of arms of the IJsselstein family Beijen. More details >>
  
THe family of Wim Beyen
July 20, 2023
The former minister of Foreign Affairs Johan Willem (Wim) Beyen had two brothers. The eldest worked in business, the youngest was an archaeologist.
On a new page, attention is paid to them and to their relatives from the next generation. The international orientation of the family is also noticeable in that generation. Has Beyen, one of the sons of the former minister, was involved in foreign trade as State Secretary.
More details >>
  
Greet Beijen
July 20, 2023
Margaretha H.S. (Greet) Beijen died in 1943 in a German concentration camp. She had helped a Jewish couple. More details >>
  
Dirk Jan Beijen
January 30, 2023
Dirk Jan Beijen (1889-1973) was caretaker of the Maison de Bonneterie in Amsterdam. During the Second World War, he helped many Jewish Amsterdammers find a hiding place. One of them was the young baby Harry Davids. In the book Verloren oorlogskind by Thomas Sijtsma, which was published in May 2022, a lot is said about his work in the war: "His name cannot be mentioned often enough."
You can read more about this on the page Dirk Jan Beijen, caretaker of the Bonneterie.

The English pages of this website

First of all Preface
Families and branches
Beijen or Beyen?
The oldest generations
of the IJsselstein family
Overview of the members of the oldest generations
The first Beijen's in IJsselstein
Dirck Jansz. Beijen
The children of Dirck Jansz. Beijen
Dirck Gijsbertsz. Beijen and his wives
Dirk Jan Beijen, caretaker of the Bonneterie
The descendants of Dirck Gijsbertsz. Beijen
The Gijsbert branch
of the IJsselstein family
Overview of the members of the Gijsbert branch
Gijsbert and Dirck Beijen from Lexmond
The Arie subbranch
The Dirk Jan subbranch
Little subbranches from Amsterdam and Sloterdijk
The Jan Thomas branch
of the IJsselstein family
Overview of the members of the Jan Thomas branch
Jan Thomas Beijen and his children
The Dirk subbranch
Maarten Beijen (1774-1834) and his children
Maarten Beijen (1842-1917) and his offspring
Frederik Beijen and his offspring
The Gerrit subbranch
The tombstone of Gerrit Beijen
The Johan Franco branch
of the IJsselstein family
Overview of the members of the Johan Franco branch
Johan Beijen and Mechteld van Meerland
Johan Franco I, friend of the Bohemian Brethren
The Johan Franco's II and III
The Johan Franco's IV, V and VI
Jacoba Cornelia Beijen and her children
Beijens in the Dutch East Indies
Victims of the Japanese occupation
The Nieuwkapelle family Overview of the members of the Nieuwkapelle family
Remigius Beyen from Nieuwkapelle
Remigius' family
The Nieuwkapelle family in the 19th century
Johan Willem Beyen, Minister of Foreign Affairs
The brothers and children of Johan Willem Beyen
The younger children of Karel Hubertus Beijen
Greet Beijen, killed in a concentration camp
The Breyell family Overview of the members of the Breyell family
The origin in Germany
The group Lambertus
The younger generations of the Breyell family
The Hengelo family Overview of the members of the Hengelo family
A ground Bijen near Weerselo
Bijen and Bijenhuis
From Weerselo to Hengelo
From Bijen to Beijen
The growth of the Hengelo family
The Beijen-Overbeek division
The Beijen-Spekreis division
Beijen and Lansink
The Dordrecht family Overview of the members of the Dordrecht family
The extinct Dordrecht family
Loose ends Loose ends
Finally Family messages
The photo gallery
The alphabetical list of first names
The size of the families and branches
Coats of Arms
The surname Beyen in Belgium
Acknowledgements
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