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Idaerd (The Netherlands)

Boarnsterhim municipality, Fryslân province

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Idaerd village

Official name: Idaerd (Dutch: Idaard), in Boarnsterhim municipality, Fryslân. Used to be in Idaarderadeel; in the Middle Ages seat of the "grietenij" (municipality) of Edawerderadeel (1392). Population: (1958) 125; (1973): 117.
Village nickname: "foksen" - foxes. Fox-hunting was quite popular here in ancient times, but perhaps the villagers were also known to be a bit foxy...
Idaerd: CoA: Divided 1. in silver two red roses; 2. in blue a silver swan swimming with a red beak and black knob. The red roses are derived from the arms of the Scheltinga family, and the swan from the arms of the Friesma family.
Flag: two vertical stripes of blue and red, proportioned 2:1; in the blue stripe a white swimming swan.
Source: Genealogysk Jierboekje 1986.
Encyclopedie van Friesland, 1958.
Jarig Bakker, 20 Aug 2003

Idaerd CoA

[CoA of Idaard] image from the Idaerd village website.