When Arie Goemaat was born in 1802, in Sint Annaland, Zeeland, Netherlands, his father, Aren Goemaat, was 35 and his mother, Pieterje Van Es, was 27. He married Jacoba Winterswijk on 29 October 1830, in Herkingen, South Holland, Netherlands. They were the parents of at least 5 daughters. He died on 25 February 1863, in Dirksland, South Holland, Netherlands, at the age of 61.
meaning ‘lion’ in Hebrew. The lion is traditionally associated with the name Judah (Hebrew Yehuda), because of Jacob's dying blessing, which included the words: ‘Judah is a lion's whelp’ (Genesis 49:9). The name became common during the Middle Ages when such animal names were popular in Europe ( compare Yiddish Leib ).
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