De Vries

De Vries is one of the most common Dutch surnames. 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:

  • Adriaen de Vries (1556–1626) — Dutch sculptor
  • Albert de Vries (born 1955) — Dutch politician
  • Ali de Vries (1914–2007) — Dutch athlete
  • Anne de Vries (1904–1964) — Dutch author
  • Aukje de Vries (born 1964) — Dutch politician
  • Bibi de Vries (born 1963) — Dutch politician
  • Casper de Vries (born 1964) — South African comedian
  • David Devriès (1881–1936), — French lyric operatic tenor
  • David Pietersen de Vries (born c. 1593) — Dutch patroon of Zwaanendael Colony
  • Dolf de Vries (born 1937) — Dutch actor
  • Dorus de Vries (born 1980) — Dutch goalkeeper
  • Feike de Vries (born 1943) — Dutch water polo player
  • Gerrit de Vries (cyclist) (born 1967) — Dutch road cyclist
  • Gerrit de Vries (1818–1900) — Dutch prime minister
  • Gijs de Vries (born 1956) — Dutch politician
  • Greg de Vries (born 1973) — Canadian hockey player
  • Gustav de Vries (1866–1934) — Dutch mathematician
  • Han de Vries (born 1941) — Dutch oboist
  • Hans Vredeman de Vries (1527–1607) — Dutch architect
  • Herman de Vries (born 1931) — Dutch artist
  • Hessel de Vries (1916–1959) — Dutch physicist
  • Hugo de Vries (1848–1935) — Dutch biologist
  • Jan de Vries (linguist) (1890–1964) — Dutch linguist
  • Jan de Vries (1896–1939) — Dutch athlete
  • Jan-Lodewijk de Vries (born 1972) — Dutch water polo player
  • Jared DeVries (born 1976) — American football player
  • Jeroen de Vries (born 1971) — Dutch speed skater
  • Jill De Vries (born 1953) — American model
  • John de Vries (born 1966) — Australian racecar driver
  • Keith DeVries (1937–2006) — American archaeologist
  • Kelly DeVries (born 1956) — American medievalist historian
  • Klaas de Vries (born 1944) — Dutch composer
  • Klaas de Vries (born 1943) — Dutch politician
  • Maarten Gerritsz Vries (or "de Vries") (fl. 1643) — Dutch explorer
  • Manfred F.R. Kets de Vries (born 1943) — Dutch author and researcher
  • Marc de Vries (born 1958) — Dutch physicist
  • Marion De Vries (1865–1939) — American politician
  • Marius De Vries (born 1961) — English music producer
  • Mark de Vries (born 1975) — Dutch footballer
  • Matt DeVries (born 1977) — American guitarist
  • Mered de Vries (born 1977) — Dutch volleyballer
  • Nina de Vries (born 1961) — Dutch sex worker
  • Pascal de Vries — Swiss network expert
  • Peter De Vries (1910–1993) — American editor and comic novelist
  • Peter R. de Vries (born 1956) — Dutch journalist
  • Rheta Devries — American educator
  • Theun de Vries (1907–2005) — Dutch writer and poet
  • William DeVries (born 1943) — American surgeon who performed first permanent artificial heart transplant

Fictional characters:

  • Alicia DeVries; drop commando and captain of the alpha synth starship Megaera from the novel Path of the Fury by David Weber
  • Cassandra de Vries — director of the dataDyne corporation from the Perfect Dark video game series
  • Piter De Vries — villain from the Dune novels

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

Other articles related to "de vries, vries":

March 1900 - March 14, 1900 (Wednesday)
... Botanist Hugo de Vries submitted a paper to the German journal Comptes Rendus, outlining a rediscovery of Mendel's laws of heredity ... Both de Vries and German botanist Carl Correns had been working independently of each other in 1900 and found Gregor Mendel's 1865 paper on genetics ... Wrote De Vries, "I draw the conclusion that the law of segregation of hybrids as discovered by Mendel for peas finds very general application in the plant kingdom.. ...
Ali De Vries
... Alida Elisabeth Christina Gerritsen-De Vries, born Ali de Vries (9 August 1914 – 20 January 2007) was a Dutch athlete, who finished in fifth position at the ...
Manfred F.R. Kets De Vries - Academic Work - Publications
... Most notable publications by Kets de Vries were his books 'Sex, Money, Happiness, and Death The Quest for Authenticity' (2009) 'The Leader on the Couch,' (2006), 'The ... Kets de Vries has developed four 360° Leadership Assessment instruments "The Personality Audit", "Leadership Archetype Questionnaire", "Inner Theatre Inventory", and the "Organizat ... Kets de Vries, Manfred F ...
List Of Thinkers Influenced By Deconstruction - V
... Hent de Vries De Vries is currently Professor of the Humanities and Philosophy at the Johns Hopkins University, and Professor of Philosophy at the University ... De Vries has been instrumental in explaining the apophatic and other theological claims and dimensions of deconstruction and for demonstrating its import for an understanding of ...

Famous quotes containing the word vries:

    Who of us is mature enough for offspring before the offspring themselves arrive? The value of marriage is not that adults produce children but that children produce adults.
    —Peter De Vries (20th century)