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De clercq Early Origins



The surname De clercq was 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 Amsterdam, an ancient 13th century town held by the Lords of Amstel. Giesebrecht II built a castle there. Geisbrecht III built the dam to keep out the sea. It is first mentioned in charters of 1275 when Floris IV, the count of Holland granted its charter. It became a city of great mercantile wealth. It hold great treasures of art. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into a most influential family.

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De clercq Spelling Variations


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De clercq Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Clercq, Clercqe, Clercqes, Clerrcq, Clerrcqe, Clerrcqs, Cleercq, Cleercqs, Clerceq, van Clerq, de Clerq, de Clercq and many more.

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De clercq Early History


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De clercq Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our De clercq research. Another 299 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1717, 1745, and 1829 are included under the topic Early De clercq History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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De clercq Early Notables (pre 1700)


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De clercq Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early De clercq Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

De clercq Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jan Francis Declercq, who arrived in America in 1868
  • Benoni Declercq, who arrived in America in 1880

De clercq Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • August Declercq, who arrived in Boston in 1906
  • Charles DeClercq, who settled in Wisconsin in 1914
  • Hector Declercq, who settled in Arkansas in 1918
  • Victor DeClercq, who setted in Arkansas in 1918

De clercq Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Auguste Declercq, who arrived in Canada in 1901

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Contemporary Notables of the name De clercq (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name De clercq (post 1700)



  • Tamara "Tammy" Crow DeClercq (b. 1977), American bronze medalist former competitor and current coach in synchronized swimming
  • Andrew Donald DeClercq (b. 1973), American retired professional basketball player and current coach
  • Nico Felicien Declercq (b. 1975), Belgium-born, American physicist and mechanical engineer, Professor with the Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Viscount De Clercq (1927-2011), born Willy Clarisse Elvire Hector, a Belgian liberal politician
  • Sister Esther Declercq (1915-2011), Belgium Catholic Sister of the order of Saint Vincent de Paul
  • Pierre Declercq (1938-1981), French-born politician from New Caledonia

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    2. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    4. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    6. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    7. Grattan, Thomas Colley. Holdan The History of the Netherlands. Charleston, SC: Biblio Bazaar LLC, 2007. Print.
    8. Bayerisch Stammenbuch von den alten abgestorbenen Fuerten. Print.
    9. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    10. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
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    The De clercq Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The De clercq 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.

    This page was last modified on 17 June 2014 at 13:03.

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