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Meerrs Early Origins



The surname Meerrs 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.

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Meerrs Spelling Variations


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Meerrs Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Meer, Meere, Mer, Mere, Meeres, Meers, Meres, Mers, Meerr, Merr, Merrs and many more.

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Meerrs Early History


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Meerrs Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Meerrs 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 Meerrs History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Meerrs Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Meerrs Early Notables (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 Meerrs 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: 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.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    2. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    3. De Jong, Gerald Francis. The Dutch in America 1609-1974. New York: Twayne, 1975. Print.
    4. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    6. Bayerisch Stammenbuch von den alten abgestorbenen Fuerten. Print.
    7. 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.
    8. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    9. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    10. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    11. ...

    The Meerrs Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Meerrs 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 29 August 2013 at 12:39.

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