Dutch term – Nakomeling

A nakomeling (literally: one who comes after) is a descendant. It’s a term you may encounter in wills or endowments, for example when certain branches of the family get an inheritance or rights to a recurring payment or other provision.

Pierre de Moucheron (1508-67), his wife Isabeau de Gerbier, their eighteen children, a son-in-law, and first grandchild. Credits: Unknown painter, collection Rijksmuseum (public domain)

About Yvette Hoitink

Yvette Hoitink, CG® is a professional genealogist in the Netherlands. She holds the Certified Genealogist credential from the Board for Certification of Genealogists and has a post-graduate certificate in Family and Local History from the University of Dundee. She has been doing genealogy for over 30 years and helps people from across the world find their ancestors in the Netherlands. Read about Yvette's professional genealogy services.


  1. Keith Arnold says

    Dear Yvette,
    Thank you for sharing your great talent, and education. My grand mother was born in Amsterdam, her name was Elizabeth Albert Van Der Weijden.
    My very best to you,
    Keith Arnold

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