De Witte family
de Witte is a noble family originating from the Belgian city of Antwerp. During the 20th and 21st centuries, family members were mainly living in Belgium and France.
Originally they were probably members of the Hanseatic League.
The oldest known family ancestor is Adriaan de Witte (1464–1549), who was from Buerstede near Antwerp. A 1544 portrait of him, painted by a student of Hans Holbein the Younger, is exhibited in the Rijksmuseum Twenthe in Enschede.
- Adriaan de Witte alias Adrien de Witte (1464–1549)
- Jacob Antoon de Witte alias Jacques-Antoine de Witte (1629–1688)
- Jean de Witte (1808–1889) - an archaeologist, epigraphist and numismatist
- Gaston-François de Witte (1897–1980) - an herpetologist