De Witte family

de Witte is a noble family originating from the Belgian city of Antwerp.[1] 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.

Some members


  1. ↑ Oscar Coomans de Brachène, État présent de la noblesse Belge, Annuaire de 1983, seconde partie, Wi - Zu, Collection "ETAT PRESENT" a. s. b. l., 1983.
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