Gerrit Achterberg


The Life of Gerrit

Gerrit Achterberg was born in 1734, in Netherlands. He married Eva Vrielink on 30 March 1755, in Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He died in his hometown.

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Gerrit Achterberg
Eva Vrielink
Marriage: 30 March 1755
Trijntje Agterberg
Wouter Achterberg

Spouse and Children

30 March 1755
Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands


    Trijntje Agterberg


    Wouter Achterberg


World Events (7)


Age 11

England, Austria, Saxony and the Netherlands formed an alliance against Russia.

Age 46

A four year war with England was fought.

Age 54

An alliance between Britain, Prussia and the Netherlands was ratified at the Hague.

Name Meaning

Dutch and North German: topographic name for someone who lived ‘behind the hill’, from Dutch and Low German achter ‘behind’, ‘in back of’ + berg ‘hill’, ‘mountain’. In some cases the Dutch surname is a habitational name from any of various places so named in the Netherlands and Belgium.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Gerrit Achterberg in entry for Wouter Achterberg, "Netherlands Births and Baptisms, 1564-1910"
  • Gerrit Agterberg in entry for Wouter Agterberg and Antje Jans Attinga, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Vital Records, 1600-2000"
  • Gerrit Agterberg, "Netherlands, Marriages, 1565-1892"

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