Early Origins of the Meerr family
The surname Meerr 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 Holland, a province of the Netherlands
. The principal cities are Amsterdam, Haarlem and Hilversum. It was the seat of the old Counts of Holland. Seat of one of the oldest families is Brederode Castle near Haarlem. There are many old and quaint towns in the province. including Medemblik, Enkhuizen, Hoorn, Edam, and Monnikendam. 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 Meerr family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Meerr research.Another 203 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1842, 1632, 1675, 1628, 1691, 1659, 1700, 1656 and 1705 are included under the topic Early Meerr History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Meerr Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Meer, Meere, Mer, Mere, Meeres, Meers, Meres, Mers, Meerr, Merr, Merrs and many more.
Early Notables of the Meerr family (pre 1700)
From this era of Dutch history, those of this who distinguished themselves included Jan Vermeer (1632-1675), also called Jan van der Meer van Delft, a renowned Dutch painter; Jan Vermeer van Haarlem the Elder (1628-1691), a... Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Meerr Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Meerr family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: John Meer, who was naturalized in Philadelphia in 1798; Thomas Meer, who was naturalized in Pennsylvania in 1802; Isaac Van Der Meer and his family, who settled in Iowa in 1849.