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Declerck Early Origins



The surname Declerck 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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Declerck Spelling Variations


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Declerck 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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Declerck Early History


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Declerck Early History



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

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Declerck Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Declerck Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Declerck 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:

Declerck Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Clemence de Clerck, aged 42, who landed in America, in 1895

Declerck Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Jaon Declerck, who settled in Illinois in 1904
  • Achille De Clerck, aged 23, who emigrated to the United States from Clercken, Belgium, in 1907
  • Andre De Clerck, aged 3, who emigrated to America from Maldeghem, Belgium, in 1908
  • Alfons De Clerck, aged 5, who landed in America, in 1909
  • Emerance De Clerck, aged 11, who emigrated to the United States, in 1909
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Declerck (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Declerck (post 1700)



  • Roger De Clerck (1924-2015), Belgian entrepreneur and CEO of the Beaulieu textile group

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Declerck Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    2. Swierenga, Robert P. Compiler Dutch Emigrant to the United State, South Africa, South America and Southeast Asia 1835-1880 An Alphabetical Listing by Househould Heads and Independent Persons. Wilmington, DE: Scholary Resources, 1983. Print.
    3. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München: 1975. Print.
    4. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    5. Neubecker, Ottfried. Großes Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    6. Jameson, John Franklin. Narratives of New Netherland 1609-1664. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1909. Print.
    7. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    9. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    10. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    11. ...

    The Declerck Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Declerck 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 3 August 2016 at 15:23.

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