Armin van Buuren
Birth Name: Armin Josef Jacobus Daniel van Buuren
Place of Birth: Leiden, Netherlands
Date of Birth: 25 December, 1976
Ethnicity: Dutch, as well as distant German, remote French
Armin van Buuren is a Dutch DJ, musician, record producer, remixer, and songwriter.
Armin is the son of Maria Johanna “Marianne” (Verwaijen) van Buuren-Verwaijen and Joseph Jacob Maria “Joep” van Buuren. A video of Armin’s parents can be seen here.
Armin is married to Erika van Thiel, with whom he has a daughter.
Armin’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his eighth great-grandfather, Gerrit van Buuren.
Armin’s paternal grandfather was Jacobus Wilhelmus “Jaap” van Buuren (the son of Daniel Jozef van Buuren and Adriana Rodenburg). Daniel was the son of Petrus van Buuren and Hendrica Maria Geerlings. Adriana was the daughter of Jacobus Rodenburg and Helena Heemskerk.
Armin’s paternal grandmother was Elizabeth Anthonia Maria van Benthem (the daughter of Anthonius van Benthem and Elizabeth Lute). Anthonius was the son of Lambertus Antonius van Benthem and Maria Catharina Res. Armin’s great-grandmother Elizabeth was the daughter of Pieter Lute and Maria Kaas.
Armin’s maternal grandfather was Petrus Johannes Antonius Verwaijen (the son of Wilhelmus Anthonius Verwaijen and Johanna Jacoba Maria Vredebregt). Petrus was born in Schiedam. Wilhelmus was the son of Petrus Johannes Verwaijen and Joanna Petronilla Catharina ‘t Hart. Armin’s great-grandmother Johanna was the daughter of Johannes Bartholomeus Vredebregt, who was of part German descent, and of Maria Adriana Gerardina van Rijn.
Armin’s maternal grandmother was Geertruida Maria Vester (the daughter of Johannes Adrianus Vester and Elisabeth Cornelia de Koning). Geertruida was born in Schiedam. Johannes was the son of Henricus Johannes Vester and Maria Henrica Hendriks. Elisabeth was the daughter of Adrianus de Koning and Geertruida Vredenbregt.
Armin’s matrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his seventh great-grandmother, Aaltje van Waard.
Sources: Biography of Armin van Buuren – Eén op één (2009), by Coen Bom
Genealogy of Armin van Buuren – https://www.geni.com
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