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Re: van outrive/van autreve

Alex Van Autreve (View posts)
Posted: 1096295057000
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What Alain wrote is correct and "Autreve" is not an English mistype. The village Outrijve lies on what we call the "language border", separating the Latin from the Germanic culture. Situated on the high river bank of the river Schelde, the other side of the river is French speaking while Outrijve is Flemish, even though the name is derived from Latin meaning high river bank, as Alain explained. In French, the river bank was called "haute rive", meaning high river bank.

You can find the "Van Autreve" genealogy on the website

As York is concerned, over the past centuries, there's been several emigrations from Flanders to England, specifically to Kent and York. From history we know that Flanders and England have always been allies against the French who invaded Flanders at least a hundred times in the past millennium. It stopped when Napoleon was defeated in Waterloo in 1815. After that, the two world wars also started emmigration from Flanders to England and the US.
There was a Sergant Major of the US Army called Leon L. Van Autreve (born Eeklo Belgium 1920, died USA 2004).

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