Gerret Derk ( Dirk) Pel

5 May 1917–24 June 1995 (Age 78)
Velsen-Noord, North Holland, Netherlands

The Life of Gerret Derk ( Dirk)

When Gerret Derk ( Dirk) Pel was born on 5 May 1917, in Velsen-Noord, North Holland, Netherlands, his father, Jan Pel, was 39 and his mother, Lijntje Elisabeth Markerink, was 32. He married ? on 13 May 1942, in Velsen-Zuid, North Holland, Netherlands. He died on 24 June 1995, in Heemskerk, North Holland, Netherlands, at the age of 78, and was buried in Heemskerk, North Holland, Netherlands.

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Gerret Derk ( Dirk) Pel
Marriage: 13 May 1942

Spouse and Children

13 May 1942
Velsen-Zuid, North Holland, Netherlands

Parents and Siblings

    Jan Pel


    Lijntje Elisabeth Markerink




World Events (7)


Age 5

Dutch women get the vote.

Age 11

Amsterdam, Netherlands hosts Summer Olympic Games.

Age 22

WWII. At the outbreak of World War II, the Netherlands declares its neutrality.

Name Meaning

1 English and French: nickname for a handsome man (perhaps also ironically for an ugly one), from Old French beu, bel ‘fair’, ‘lovely’ (Late Latin bellus).2 Hungarian (Bél): from the old secular Hungarian name Bél, or alternatively from bél ‘internal part’, probably an occupational name for a servant who worked in the household.3 Czech (Běl) from Czech bílý ‘white’.

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

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  • Gerret Derk Pel, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Miscellaneous Records"

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