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Type Surname (from location)
Usage Dutch
Pronounced Pron. HEHMS-kehrk, HAYMS-kehrk  [key]
Other Forms FormsVan Heemskerk, Van Heemskerck, Van Heemskerken, Heemskerken, Heemskerck, Heemskercke, Heemskercks, Heemskerckes, Heemskeerck, Hemskerck, Hemmskerck, Heemskerckk, Hemker, Heemskercken, Heemskerke, Heemkerck, Heemkerk, Hemschen, Hemkerk, Heemker, Hemskers, Heemsker, Heemskers, Hemcke, Hemcken, Heemcke, Heemken, Hemsche, Heemsche, Heemshen, Hemkerck, Hemscheck, Hemcksen, Hemk, Hemckel, Hemiken

Meaning & History

From the name of a small town in the province of North Holland in the Netherlands. It means "home church" in Dutch. Famous bearers of this surname include Jan Heemskerk (1818-1897) and his son Theo Heemskerk (1852-1932), both of whom were Dutch prime ministers. It is also borne by the former swimmer Femke Heemskerk (1987-).
Added 12/12/2023 by General9696
Edited 12/12/2023 by General9696