Coat of arms
Our coat of arms is formally described as: ‘Gules: a chevron Or between three mullets of six points Argent. Crest: a mullet of the arms’. These arms are used since the 1720’s, when they were brought to Pieter de Clercq (VIIIa, 1661-1730) by his friend George Bruyn, from a trip to Flanders.
The arms shown above were made recently - and digitally - for the purpose of this website.
Below are some older examples (click to enlarge).
Seal of Pieter de Clercq (1661-1730)
Put on the last will of him and his wife Cornelia Block,
dated 26 nov. 1729
Seal of Jacob de Clercq (1710-1777)
Put on a bill, made out by him as 'buurtmeester van Weespercarspel',
dated 22 febr. 1759.
Seal of Pieter de Clercq Jaczn (1748-1802)
Put on a letter that was sent by Pieter, as captain of a local civil militia, to the Committee of Defence in Amsterdam, dated sept. 1787
The family coat of arms, drawn mid 19th century by a Dutch heraldist, by order of Pieter de Clercq Gzn. (1807-1879)
Note that here the mullets are also gold, like the chevron. There are more examples like that. However, in general the mullets are (and should be) argent: silver.
Monochrome version of the coat of arms, made for the publication of the De Clercq genealogy in Holland (1911)