Jacob Zijverts

Maleabout 1530–about 1591

Brief Life History of Jacob

Jacob Zijverts was born about 1530, in Aalsmeer, North Holland, Netherlands. He married Fijtgen of Cijtgen Gerritsdr Buijs about 1550, in Aalsmeer, North Holland, Netherlands. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 7 daughters. He died about 1591, in his hometown, at the age of 63.

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Family Time Line

Jacob Zijverts
1530–1591
Fijtgen of Cijtgen Gerritsdr Buijs
1530–1596
Marriage: about 1550
Claes Jacobs Zijverts
1553–1622
Zijvert Jacobsz
1556–1630
Geertgen Jacobs
1560–
Jan Jacobsz
1564–
Cornelis Jacob Zijvertsz
1566–
Trijntgen Jacobs
1568–1595
Martgen Jacobs
1570–
Geerigen Zijverts
1555–
Gerijt Zijverts
1557–
Jan Zijverts
1559–
Cornelis Zijverts
1561–1610
Gerryt Jacob Zijverts
1562–1633
Martgen Zijverts
1563–1595
Tryntgen Zijverts
1563–

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    Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1550Aalsmeer, North Holland, Netherlands
  • Children (14)

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    World Events (4)

    1572

    Age 42

    William of Orange was recognized as viceroy of Holland, Friesland and Utrecht.

    1573

    Age 43

    The siege of Leiden between the rebels and the Spanish. 1574 The dikes were opened allowing a Dutch fleet to sail over the flood waters and rescue Leiden.

    1579

    Age 49

    The Union of Utrecht brought together seven northern, Protestant provinces of the Netherlands against the Catholics. Known as the United Provinces, they become the foundation of the Dutch Republic. The Treaty of Utrecht was signed, marking the beginning of the Dutch Republic.

    Name Meaning

    Biblical name, from Hebrew Yaakov. This was borne by perhaps the most important of all the patriarchs in the Book of Genesis. Jacob was the father of twelve sons, who gave their names to the twelve tribes of Israel. He was the son of Isaac and Rebecca and twin brother of Esau. According to the story in Genesis, he was the cunning younger twin, who persuaded his brother Esau to part with his right to his inheritance in exchange for a bowl of soup (‘a mess of pottage’). Later, he tricked his blind and dying father into blessing him in place of Esau. The derivation of the name has been much discussed. It is traditionally explained as being derived from Hebrew akev ‘heel’ and to have meant ‘heel grabber’, because when Jacob was born ‘his hand took hold of Esau's heel’ (Genesis 25:26). This is interpreted later in the Bible as ‘supplanter’ Esau himself remarks, ‘Is he not rightly named Jacob? for he has supplanted me these two times’ (Genesis 27:36). Jacob is especially common as a Jewish given name, although it also became very popular among the Puritans from the 16th century onwards, and has again been widely used since the 1990s. Compare James .

    Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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