Why does the site beauprez.be speak of Klerken? Wouldn’t it have been more logical to take a domain like klerken.be?
The site, which has been online since the Middle Ages of the internet, was inspired by the discovery – also via the internet – of the extended family, all over the world. And from them came the interest to learn more about Klerken.
Why Klerken? The Beauprez family is closely associated with Klerken. If we check the genealogy, it appears that all branches of the family go back to an ancestor who founded his family in Klerken: Maillard Beauprez.
Moreover, in the old baptismal registers, it is almost impossible to turn a page without finding the name Beauprez.
The history of Klerken is partly the history of the Beauprez family. So we’re lifting the veil here a little bit, to discover our roots.
Follow our journey through history!