De Vries

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de Vries
Family name
Pronunciation Dutch: [də ˈvris]
Meaning The Frisian
Region of origin Netherlands
Language(s) of origin Dutch
Related names DeVries, Devries, Vries

De Vries is one of the most common Dutch surnames.[1] It indicates a geographical origin: "Vriesland" is an old spelling of the Dutch province of Friesland (Frisia). Hence, "de Vries" means "the Frisian". The name has been transcended abroad to "DeVries", "deVries", or "Devries".

People named De Vries:

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Locations: Vries, Drenthe is a village in the province of Drenthe in the Netherlands

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