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Deklerk History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms




Early Origins of the Deklerk family


The surname Deklerk 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.

Early History of the Deklerk family


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Deklerk 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.

Early Notables of the Deklerk family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Deklerk family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Deklerk Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Francois Deklerk, who settled in Indiana in 1847
  • Adriaan Deklerk, who settled in America in 1855
  • Cornelis Martinus Deklerk, who arrived in America in 1855
  • Jan Hendrik Deklerk, who arrived in America in 1858
  • Cornelis Deklerk, who settled in America in 1880

Contemporary Notables of the name Deklerk (post 1700)


  • Peter de Klerk (1935-2015), South African racing driver
  • Frederik Willem de Klerk (b. 1936), South African politician, the last State President of Apartheid-era South Africa from September 1989 to May 1994

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