Arends (also Arents)
For younger generations of ancestors who are descended from this family:
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The name Arends or Arents means "son (or daughter) of Arend or Arent". It was probably just the first name of Swaentien's father, and not a family name. Two of Swaentien's sons were apparently called after her father.
? Arend(s) (?-?)
(See 7 generations back)
Swaentien (or "Swaantje") Arends
(blood-relationship 0,78 %)
* ? x I. Willem Jansen (van der Voort) (Zwolle 29-4-1702) II. Hendrik Somer (Zwolle 25-5-1727) + ?
Swaentien, who had lost her first husband, married Hendrik Somer. Witnesses were Derk Somer and Willempje Arents, probably brother of the groom and sister of the bride. As guardians to her five youngest children were appointed Steven Lucas and Jan Cremer. Swaentien promised to teach her children to read and write.
There are records of a woman called Swaantje Arends who had arrived from Elburg, and who became a member of the Dutch Reformed Church on 24-6-1694. This would indicate that she was by then 20 years of age. Considering the date of birth of "our" Swaantje's youngest child, Gerrit, 28 years later, makes the woman from Elburg likely to have been a different person with the same name.
For "our" Swaantje's descendants see the page on Van der Voort.
(Not known if any other children)
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