Geeraerts History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Geeraerts family

The surname Geeraerts 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 North Brabant, a province of the Netherlands. The principal cities are Eindhoven, Helmund and Tilburg. Historically one province, it is now North and South, the north being a part of Holland. 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.

Early History of the Geeraerts family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Geeraerts research. Another 95 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1590, 1516, 1510, 1530, 1558, 1561, 1635 and 1561 are included under the topic Early Geeraerts History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Geeraerts Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Gheerens, Gherns, Gherin, Geerns, Geers, Gerens, Geresmes, Gierens and many more.

Early Notables of the Geeraerts family (pre 1700)

From this era of Dutch history, those of this who distinguished themselves included Marcus Gheeraerts, Geeraerts or Garrard the elder (1510?-1590?), painter and engraver, son and pupil of Egbert Gheeraerts, a painter, who was admitted as master painter in the guild of St. Luke at Bruges in 1516. "According to the chronology compiled by Delbecq from the lost manuscript of Lucas de Heere [q. v.], Gheeraerts...
Another 65 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Geeraerts Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Geeraerts family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Christian Giers, who arrived in Pennsylvania between the years 1748-1772; Joseph Giers, who came to New York city in 1754; Elisabetha C. Zimmer Geris, who was on record in Pennsylvania in 1742.


Contemporary Notables of the name Geeraerts (post 1700) +

  • Jef Geeraerts (1930-2015), Belgian writer


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