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Where did the Dutch Weers family come from? What is the Dutch Weers family crest and coat of arms? When did the Weers family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Weers family history?
Spelling variations of this family name include: Weert, Weerd, Weerts, Weers, Weerde, Weerden, Weerdt, Weertenstein, Weertenberg, Werdt, Wardt, Weurt, Sweerts, Waert, Wehrt and many more.
First found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in South Holland, a province of Holland, the most crowded province of the Netherlands. The principal cities are Rotterdam, Leyden and Shiedam. Noted is the famed castle of Teilengen where Jacqueline of Bavaria is buried. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Weers research. Another 137 words(10 lines of text) covering the years 1591 and 1652 are included under the topic Early Weers History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 49 words(4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Weers Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Gijsbert Cornelisz Waert, who came to New York, NY in 1639; Henrich Wert, who came to Philadelphia in 1739; Hendrich Wert, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1739.
The Weers Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Weers Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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