Dirck Franchoisz Hals

1591–17 May 1656 (Age 65)
Haarlem, North Holland, Netherlands

The Life of Dirck Franchoisz

When Dirck Franchoisz Hals was born in 1591, in Haarlem, North Holland, Netherlands, his father, Franchois Fransz Hals, was 49 and his mother, Adriana Van Geertenryck, was 36. He married Agneta Jansdr about 1630. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. He died on 17 May 1656, in his hometown, at the age of 65, and was buried in Haarlem, North Holland, Netherlands.

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Family Time Line

Dirck Franchoisz Hals
Agneta Jansdr
Marriage: about 1630
Anthonie Hals
Maria Dircksdr Hals
Hester Dircksdr Hals
Agniet Anna Hals
Susanna Hals

Spouse and Children

about 1630


    Anthonie Hals


    Maria Dircksdr Hals


    Hester Dircksdr Hals



    Susanna Hals


Parents and Siblings

    Franchois Fransz Hals


    Adriana Van Geertenryck




    Frans Hals


    Joost Hals



World Events (6)


Age 9

Britain waged wars against the Dutch.

Age 11

"The United East India Company (V.O.C.), destined to become a powerful force in Holland's ""Golden Age""of discovery, exploration, and trade, is founded."

Age 18

"English navigator Henry Hudson, under contract to the United East India Company, sails from Amsterdam and ""discovers""Manhattan Island and the future site of New York."

Name Meaning

1 English: from Middle English hals ‘neck’ (Old English h(e)als). This was a nickname for a man with a long neck or for a conspicuous sufferer from goiter (a common affliction in medieval times).2 English (Devon): topographic name denoting someone living on a neck of land (from Middle English atte halse ‘at the neck’), or a habitational name from either of two places in Devon and Somerset named Halse, from this word. To a lesser extent Halse in Northamptonshire, named from Old English hals + hōh ‘ridge’, may also have contributed to the surname.3 Norwegian: habitational name from any of three farmsteads in the county of Møre og Romsdal. The farmsteads are so named from the Old Norse dative singular of hals ‘neck’, referring to a neck of land, or a ridge between two valleys.

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

Story Highlight

Dirck Franchoisz Hals Life Notes

Dirck Hals, Frans Hals's younger brother, was also a painter. He specialized in elegantly dressed 'companies'. http://www.franshalsmuseum.nl Dirck was the younger brother of Frans Hals who was probab …

Sources (3)

  • Dirck Hals, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Dutch Paintings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Volumes 1-2
  • Dutch Seventeenth-century Genre Painting: Its Stylistic and Thematic Evolution

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