Liebbe Hoekstra

Brief Life History of Liebbe

When Liebbe Hoekstra was born on 9 August 1838, in Tietjerksteradeel, Friesland, Netherlands, his father, Pieter Liebbes Hoekstra, was 44 and his mother, Hiltje Jacobs Riedstra, was 35. He died on 4 January 1918, in Leeuwarden, Friesland, Netherlands, at the age of 79.

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Pieter Liebbes Hoekstra
Hiltje Jacobs Riedstra
Jitske Hoekstra
Jacob Pieters Hoekstra
Ynske Pieters Hoekstra
Bouwe Pieters Hoekstra
Liebbe Hoekstra

Sources (2)

  • Liebbe Hoekstra, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Vital Records, 1600-2000"
  • Liebbe Hoekstra, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Vital Records, 1600-2000"

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Name Meaning

West Frisian and Dutch: compound of the topographic or habitational name Hoek + the suffix -stra from Old Frisian sittera ‘inhabitant of’.

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

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