The Meerts Belgium/Netherlands Branch

This page present the data of the Belgium/Dutch branches of the Meerts family originating in the Brussels region. A very large fraction of the information has been collected by my nephew Jean Joseph Meerts. The data in this database go back to two brothers Andreas Meerts (o around 1590) en Michaelis Meerts (o 23 May 1615), living in Dworp (Belgium). Andreas and Michaelis Meerts are decendents of the Meerte Family. The major proof is found by a quote in "Eigen Schoon en de Brabander": dat Adriaan Meerts, die zich in Dworp vestigde en daar o.a. 1e schepen van de vierschaar werd, een zoon is van Adriaan (Adrianus) Meerte, luitenant-stadhouder van het Graafschap Asse en van Anna van Overstraeten. (with thanks to Olivier Meert). Andreas Meerts and Adriaan Meerts are considered to be the same person. The exact birth date of Andreas is still missing. However, the information of most of the children and decendents of Andreas and Michaelis up now is known and can be found in the current database.

In doop-, trouw- en successieacten (met name in teruggevonden actes na 1590) worden de namen Meerts, Meers, Merts, Mets, Meedts en Meedtz vaak door elkaar gebruikt. Van dezelfde persoon wordt soms in geboorte-, trouw- en overlijdensaktes verschillende schrijwijzes gebruikt. In de hier weergegeven stamboom hebben we de familie naam zoveel mogelijk gestandaardiseerd naar Meerts. Uit de in veel gevallen bijgevoegde notities/aktes kan de gebruikte schrijfwijze gevonden worden.

  Family tree of the Dworp Meerts/Meerte Branch  
               
Besides the two branches Andreas and Michaelis Meerts, which are direct and proven decendents of the Meerte family through Adrianus Meerte x Anna van Overstraeten, there exist one more Dworp sup-branches, which we could not yet connect to the other two: (3) Mattheus Meerts x Maria Denayer xx Maria Vandenbosch. In summary we have assigned the following three main Dworp branches:
               
(1)   Andreas Meerts, born about 1590      
    Family tree of Andreas Meerts      
    Pedigree of Andreas Meerts to Charlemagne      
    Decendents of Andreas Meerts (Full text)      
(2)   Michaelis Meerts, born about 1600      
    Family tree of Michaelis Meerts      
    Decendents of Michaelis Meerts (Full text)      
(3)   Mattheus Meerts, born about 1608      
    Family tree of Mattheus Meerts      
    Decendents of Mattheus Meerts (Full text)      
    Egidius Meerts x Anna Pletinckx, a complicated family history      
               
In addition we found three families in which the female was a Meerts born before 1614. All their children are born in Dworp. They are most likely all related with each other and with Andreas, Michaelis and Matheus. They are either brothers and sisters and/or nephews and nieces:
               

(1)

  Laurentia Meerts (o 1602) x Johannes Springeal, 4 children      
(2)
  Christina Meerts (o1604) x Guilielmus van Haren, 3 children      
(3)
  Catharina Meerts (o 1609) x Guilielmus Trissoir, 4 children      
(4)
  Margarite Meets (o1614) x Egidius Peeteroons (Petrons), 6 children      
               
    Speculative family tree of Adrianus Meerte (first 3 generations) and decendents (Full text)    
               
We furthermore found a Petrus Meerts (o before 1603) as birth witness in 1621; no further information is available.
               
The "Telling" in Dworp of 3 July 1702 and the Meerts families in this Census (Volkstelling)
               
The current Belgium-Netherlands database contains 11235 persons. The number of families is 4534.
Last update of the Belgium-Netherlands database 11 Jan 2018, 13:56:59.
     
Belgium-Netherlands database: Index of Persons
An index of all individuals in the genealogy database.
Belgium-Netherlands database: Surname Index
An alphabetical list of all surnames in the database.
The Meerts family in modern Belgium
A graphical representation of the distribution of the members of the Meerts family
Belgium-Netherlands.ged
Downloading the latest version of the complete (public) Meerts database in GEDCOM format (2.17 MB)
  Gildenhuis, Dworp   Voormalige gemeentehuis van Dworp

Much of the information of the "Belgium/Netherlands branch" has been collected by Jean Joseph Meerts.. The author of this webpage (W. Leo Meerts) has made a number of corrections and removed some of the redundancies in the raw data and is continuously updating the information.
These data are also shared through Geneanet
Furthermore several persons communicated additions, corrections and details with me.