The Dutch East Indies' Labrijn and Van Motman family roots go back to the 18th century. Both Labrijn as well Van Motman are included in the List Of Dutch Patrician Families. The requirement must be met that the family has continuously played a prominent role in Dutch society for at least the last 150 years.
The Van Motman family heritage has been made insightful, among other things, in the novel Heren van de Thee [The Tea Lords] by Hella S. Haasse.
Percy Labrijn wants to be meaningful to society in order to carry on the family roots as a pioneer and patrician.