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Reduzum (The Netherlands)

Boarnsterhim municipality, Fryslân province

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[Reduzum village flag] image by Jarig Bakker, 21 Aug 2003

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Reduzum village

Official name: Reduzum (Dutch: Roordahuizum), a village in Boarnsterhim municipality, Fryslân; it used to be in the former municipality of Idaarderadeel. The Frisian names vary: also Roardahuzum, Readhuzum. The village is the only place which was in the Middle Ages in the former Middelzee.
Nickname: "hoannekneppelers" - rooster beaters (same procedure as with "kattekneppelers" see Jirnsum) - however it may also be the result of a village feud with Eagum, where the rooster was so important.
Roardhuzen: coat of arms: in blue a yellow corn-sheaf; in chief two golden stars; in between a turned silver crescent.
The arms is a combination of coats of arms of important families, namely Bootsma (the stars and the crescent), and Aytsma (the sheaf).
Flag: two vertical stripes of blue and yellow, proportioned 2:1; in the blue stripe a yellow corn-sheaf.
Source: Genealogysk Jierboekje 1986.
Encyclopedie van Friesland, 1958.
Jarig Bakker, 21 Aug 2003

Reduzum Coat of Arms

[Reduzum Coat of Arms] image from the Genealogysk Jierboekje 1986.