Fedde Jacobs Braaksma

Male1772–4 February 1850

Brief Life History of Fedde Jacobs

When Fedde Jacobs Braaksma was born in 1772, in Dantumadeel, Friesland, Netherlands, his father, Jacob Jelkes Braaksma, was 44 and his mother, Folkje Douwes Feddema, was 28. He married Maaike Harmens Nicolai on 28 June 1807, in Dantumawoude, Friesland, Netherlands. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He died on 4 February 1850, in Akkerwoude, Friesland, Netherlands, at the age of 78.

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Family Time Line

Fedde Jacobs Braaksma
Maaike Harmens Nicolai
Marriage: 28 June 1807
Ytje Feddes Braaksma
Folkje Feddes Braaksma
Jacob Feddes Braaksma

Sources (6)

  • Fedde Jacobs Braaksma in entry for Jacob Feddes Braaksma and Foekje Sakes Dijkstra, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Vital Records, 1600-2000"
  • Fedde Jacobs Braaksma in entry for Thijs Pieters Postma and Ytje Feddes Braaksma, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Vital Records, 1600-2000"
  • Fedde Jacobs Braaksma in entry for Cornelis Ates van Ek and Folkje Feddes Braaksma, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Vital Records, 1600-2000"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 June 1807Dantumawoude, Friesland, Netherlands
  • Children (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

    +1 More Child

    World Events (6)


    Age 8

    A four year war with England was fought.


    Age 16

    An alliance between Britain, Prussia and the Netherlands was ratified at the Hague.


    Age 21

    France declared war on Britain and the Netherlands.

    Name Meaning

    West Frisian and Dutch: topographic name for someone who lived by a piece of wasteland or newly cultivated land, from Frisian, Dutch braak ‘fallow, waste’ or ‘place where a dike burst’ + the Frisian suffix -ma, which originally denoted ‘(one of the) men of’.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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