XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd"> Stichting van der Merwede - The history and genealogy of the family van der Merwede

Armorial Added to Site

We have added an Armorial containing the heraldry used by the van der Merwede and related families. It can be accessed HERE.

Please remember that artist renditions of arms of individuals are copyright and are the property of the owner. Example: The arms of Albert Michael van der Merwede are Albie's' property and cannot be used by any other individual. Coat of Arms are not based on surname but are only born by those in direct male line decent through inheritance. Unless you are legitimate direct line male decent or legally inherited the Coat of Arms you have no right to bear them as your own. If you have the same surname or similar this also does not give you the right to bear the arms.


New Book To Be Released By Cobus van der Merwe

Cobus van der Merwe has completed his book on the forefatherly history as from circa 350 AD. to the present time. Cobus is a South African author now living in the United States.

We are very pleased with this work as it is supposed to shed light on the link of the van der Merwe family to that of the noble van der Merwede's. There has never been proof found previously that the two families are related although the van der Merwe's have always believed this to be so.