- Jul 2, 2000J? de Beer,
I must apologize, on Friday I accidentally screwed up my database and lost a
lot of information. Fortunately I have all of the information on paper but
scattered throughout various files. I visited your site with your pedigree.
Unfortunately I don't have any information on the Andringa's listed in your
pedigree. However in my database I have/had 2-3 Andringa's. They are only
related to me by marriage, so I don't have much information. Here is one the
Andringa's I found:
Reinsck Jorrits Andringa (F), born circa 1540 married:
1) Tyerck Walles, born circa 1535, died before 1581.
2) Sjoerd Fockens, meester in de Rechte (lawyer) & gedeputeerde van
Friesland, born circa 1535, died before 1595.
If you can trace your Andringa's back to the 1500's they are probably either
a 'eignerfde boer' (gentleman farmer/patrician) family or old Frisian
nobility family. You can probably find more information in 'Stamboek van den
Frieschen, vroegeren en lateren adel' by Junkheer Mr. M. de Haan Hettema and
Mr. A. van Halmael jr. Additionally a color version of their Wapen (Coat of
Arms) can be found in the book by G.A. Brongers and A.B. Dull tot
Backenhagen. You can also probably find a black and white version in
Rietstap's "L'Amorial General". Furthermore Andringa is a Frisian patronymic
name meaning 'from or belonging to Andries (Andrew)'.
Sorry I couldn't be of more help.
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