Harm Jacobs Wuite

Brief Life History of Harm Jacobs

When Harm Jacobs Wuite was born on 22 September 1786, in Giethoorn, Overijssel, Netherlands, his father, Jacob Harms Wuite, was 31 and his mother, Niesje Jans Maat, was 29. He married Zusje Hendriks Schipper on 1 January 1809, in Giethoorn, Overijssel, Netherlands. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. In 1835, at the age of 49, his occupation is listed as turfmaker. He died on 2 October 1856, in Wanneperveen, Overijssel, Netherlands, at the age of 70.

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Harm Jacobs Wuite
Zusje Hendriks Schipper
Marriage: 1 January 1809
Niesje Harms Wuite
Hendrik Harmens Wuite
Jacob Harms Wuite
Jacob Harms Wuite
Jacob Harms Wuite
Margje Herms Wuite
Aaltje Harmens Wuite
Roelof Jacobs Wuite
Hendrikje Harms Wuite

Sources (29)

  • Harm Jacobs Wuite in entry for Jacob Wuite, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Vital Records, 1600-2000"
  • Harm Jacobs Wuite in entry for Roelof Wuite, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Vital Records, 1600-2000"
  • Harm Jacobs Wuite in entry for Hendrikje Wuite, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Vital Records, 1600-2000"

World Events (6)


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


France declared war on Britain and the Netherlands.


The Dutch defeated the French.

Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): occupational name for a watchman, either in a town or castle, from Anglo-Norman French waite ‘watchman, member of the watch’ (of ancient Germanic origin; compare Wachter ). In the Middle Ages the town waits typically combined the functions of watchmen and musicians through being trumpeters or pipers. There may also have been some late confusion with White or Wheat .

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

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