Wekkers Family Crest | Skillshare Projects

Wekkers Family Crest


Ive chosen to pick the name of my dads side. De wekker is the name. If you translate it it would be the alarm clock or something like that. I digged a bit into our background and found a few really cool things. 

It all starded in Paris (1660) where a guy lived with the name Jan Reveille (Reiveillo, Reveljoth, De Wekker). It says he was a stockings shearer. I don't have a clue what that means, but it sounds pretty funny. He married a lady called Susanna Van der Wadding. She lived in Leiden a city in the Netherlands. He also moved there, and together they made the first 5 Wekkers. 


Most of the history of the Wekkers lies in Leiden. Leiden is known for there keys. Its called the keycity. That why i included it in my design. 



My laurel is inspired by tulips. A famous flower from the Netherland. The family really likes them!




is a bugle call, trumpet call or pipes call most often associated with the military; it is chiefly used to wake military personnel at sunrise. The name comes from réveillé(or réveil), the French word for "wake up". I found this really cool when i heard this. Ofcours i included this in my design.



The font i used is croissant one. I know most of the history of de Wekker was in Leiden, but I still wanted a piece of french (Paris) in it. It fitted my crest well :)



Thank you Aaron for this beautifull class! Had so much fun digging into my family background and make this piece of work. 


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