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Donckere Early Origins



The surname Donckere 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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Donckere Spelling Variations


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Donckere Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Doncker, Donck, Doncke, Donckere, Doncquer, Doncquers, Donker, Donkers, Donkersloot, Donckermann and many more.

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Donckere Early History


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Donckere Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Donckere research. Another 276 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1793, 1635, 1668, 1664 and 1666 are included under the topic Early Donckere History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Donckere Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Donckere Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 49 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Donckere 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 or some of its variants were: Catalyn Donckers, who arrived in New Netherlands in 1639; Liven Donck, who came to New York in 1645; J. Donker, who came to Baltimore in 1854; and many others..

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Donckere Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    2. Neubecker, Ottfried. Großes Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    3. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    4. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    5. Tapper, Michael Ed. Immigrants to the Middle Colonies A Consolidation of Ship Passenger Lists and Associated Data from The New York Genealogical Biographical Record. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Bayerisch Stammenbuch von den alten abgestorbenen Fuerten. Print.
    7. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. 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. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    10. Jameson, John Franklin. Narratives of New Netherland 1609-1664. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1909. Print.
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    The Donckere Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Donckere 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 27 November 2016 at 08:49.

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