Do you know anything about ER(C)KENBRACK family in Antwerp or Ghent, both Belgian cities ?
At the beginning of 18 th century, our name was "MERCKENBRACK" and it doesnt' exist a similar name in Europe, excepted our "proach" family in Paris, Bavais and Lyon.
May be we have the same German ancestors, statisticaly sure if we compare the orthographic characteristics of the name, but where did we won the " M " ??? That's what I am wondering.
Philippe MERKENBREACK - 28, Rue du Charnois - B 1342 LIMELETTE - BELGIUM - Fax ++ / 32 / 10 / 41 08 16