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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Jacob Zijverts
Fijtgen of Cijtgen Gerritsdr Buijs
Marriage: about 1550
Claes Jacobs Zijverts
Zijvert Jacobsz
Geertgen Jacobs
Jan Jacobsz
Cornelis Jacob Zijvertsz
Trijntgen Jacobs
Martgen Jacobs
Geerigen Zijverts
Gerijt Zijverts
Jan Zijverts
Cornelis Zijverts
Gerryt Jacob Zijverts
Martgen Zijverts
Tryntgen Zijverts

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    Spouse and Children

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

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    World Events (4)


    Age 42

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


    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.


    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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