Traccia araldica della famiglia: Demarteau Ancient and noble belgian family from Liège, the easternmost province of Wallonia and Belgium, known as Demarteau, de Marteau or (de) Marteau-Dammartin, of clear and ancestral virtue, that has spread, during the centuries, in different European regions and worldwide. The clear nobility of the House is confirmed by the presence of its blazon in the valuable work of JB Rietstap "The Armorial General". Moreover, this family, in all ages, always stood out, thanks to the prominent figures, which gave birth, in the public service, in the liberal professions and in the military service. Among these, without undervalue the omitted, we would like to mention: Jean, knight, flourishing in 1439; Louis, between six hundred knights with which, in 1471, Philip I of Croÿ, Governor of Luxembourg and Ligny, defeated the king of France; Jean Charles Knight, who distinguished himself in the Battle of Guinegatte, in 1479, under the banners of Count... Continua
Charles de Croÿ-Chimay (1455-1527); Simon, jurisconsult, flourishing in Liège, in 1512; Pierre, landowner in Wallonia, living in 1536; Francois, doctor in "utroque jure", flourishing in Liège, in 1541; Gerard, landowner in Wallonia, flourishing in 1561; Charles, militiaman, living in Liège, in 1587; D. George, canon, theologian and apostolic commissioner, flourishing in 1604; Pierre, notary, flourishing in Liège, in 1627; Philippe, notary, living in France, in 1636; Guillaume, landowner in Wallonia, living in 1685; Camille, distinguished doctor of law, flourishing in Liège, in 1731. Not many families, even among the oldest, can boast a so valuable noble origin, the descendants of which, quite rightly, can be proud. Family names so old, without any doubt honor not only families but also the city that welcomed them; seems to be, in fact, very worthy living members of this family which, with much decorum, carry this noble surname, which has had several illustrious persons.