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Arum (say a very long aaaaa) is on the road Bolsward - Harlingen, with
c. 1000 inhabitants. It is one of the four agricultural villages in Wûnseradiel.
In the early 16th century the center of the "Arumer Zwarte Hoop"
(black heap), freedomfighters, led by Greate Pier and Greate Wierd, against
the Saxon Zwarte Hoop, the Burgundians, and Hollanders in general.
Nickname: "Katten" - the Arumer girls were (are?) rather catty.
"Moudekroepers" - Moude is a kind of clay, in which the Arumer potatoseekers had to do their dusty work.
Source: It Beaken, jrg. xxxi, # 3-4, Dec 1969.
Encyclopedie van Friesland, 1958
Groot Schimpnamenboek van Nederland, by Dirk van der Heide, 1998
Jarig Bakker, 8 Apr 2005