Dirck Claese Braecke

Brief Life History of Dirck Claese

When Dirck Claese Braecke was born in 1625, in Leeuwarden, Friesland, Netherlands, his father, Claas or Claes Braeck, was 26 and his mother, Annetgen Jans Buijser, was 28. He died on 24 March 1693, in Bergen Township, Hudson, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 68.

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Dirck Claese Braecke
Wyntie Roelofs

Sources (7)

  • Dirck, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Dirck Claeszen in entry for Marritje Dirck, "New York, Births and Christenings, 1640-1962"
  • Dirck Claeszen Draeck in entry for Claesje Draeck, "New York, Births and Christenings, 1640-1962"

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World Events (5)


Curacao became a colony of the Netherlands.


End of Eighty Years' War with Spain.


Historical Boundaries: 1661: New Netherland 1676: New Jersey Colony, British Colonial America 1683: Bergen, New Jersey Colony, British Colonial America 1776: Bergen, New Jersey, United States 1840: Hudson, New Jersey, United States 1862: Absorbed by Bergen Town

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: German Erwin, Fritz.

Americanized form of Norwegian Brekke .

German: variant of Breck .

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

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