Willem Gerritsen

about 1678–
Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States

The Life of Willem

When Willem Gerritsen was born about 1678, in Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States, his father, Gerrit Lubbertsen, was 39 and his mother, Gertruyd Willems Van Boerum, was 38. He had at least 1 son with Catharina Cockefer.

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Willem Gerritsen
Catharina Cockefer
Gysbert Gerritsen

Spouse and Children


    Catharina Cockefer




    Gysbert Gerritsen


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+7 More Children

World Events (2)


Age 98

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

Age 98

New York is the 11th state.

Name Meaning

Dutch: variant of Gerrits .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (2)

  • Catharina Gerritse in the U.S., Dutch Reformed Church Records in Selected States, 1639
  • William Gerritse in entry for Gijsbert Gerritse, "New York, Births and Christenings, 1640-1962"

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