Re: [Friesland-genealogy] Holkema.net with fotos
- Dag bud8man,
Een niet van een afzender/ naam voorzien bericht doet mij altijd de wenkbrauwen fronsend optrekken. Als je dan ook nog de naam van het account bud8man gewoon uitspreekt zoals het er staat krijg je bedachtman = (met spatie) bedacht man.
Ik begrijp weinig van zo iets, misschien?
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Sent: Thursday, January 07, 2010 3:48 AM
Subject: [Friesland-genealogy] Holkema.net with fotos
The ancestors of the Hol(c)kema family were knights living up in the in north-west part of Friesland. Nowadays the isles Texel and Vlieland are in this area. Earlier this part was land and a delta of the river "IJssel". According to historical documents ,in 1200,the Holkema family were owners of great estates in this part of Friesland. The Holkema's digged ,like other estate-owners, canals for drainage throughout the dunes. Caused by a big storm, the water of the North Sea flooded the estates of the Holkema family. A great part of the estate was gone the isles Texel and Vlieland came into being. The Holkema family owned two castles in Friesland; one castle in the area now called Vlieland. In the year 1268 this castle was plundered and destroyed. And another castle in the village of "Midlum", this castle disappeared in the 18th century. In the early days the spelling of surnames was not that important. The Holkema, Holckema, Holckama and Holcama are the same family.
The Holkema family is traceable until the year 1200 (Vrieslandt Chronicle). The arms of the Holkema family exists on the left part by half of an black eagle. The right part of the arms consists of two parts: the upper part is a like the letter "A", but this is an ancient Germanic sign; the lower part is a picture of an acorn on a blue background.
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