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Sibrandabuorren (The Netherlands)
Boarnsterhim municipality, Fryslân province
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by Jarig Bakker, 21 Aug 2003
Sibrandabuorren (Dutch: Sibrandaburen), a village in Boarnsterhim municipality,
Fryslân, it used to be in the former municipality of Rauwerderhem,
part of the region of Lege Geaën (see Poppenwier).
There is a church <in fact the presence of a church was considered a
vital element which defined village vs. a hamlet; if a church had been
demolished by angry Hollanders or by fire all villagers made great efforts
to restore it - that's what my dad told me anyway - another vtal element
was the "terp", the original mound on which the temple, later the
Roman Catholic church, later the Hervormde church, and perhaps in the near
future the village mosque was/is built> and there was a dairy factory for
the whole of the municipality of Rauwerderhem.
Sibrandabuorren: coat of arms: in red a silver fess, charged with three green
There was no indication for a coat of arms so the clover was selected as Frisian
symbol for agricultural work <specifically: grasslands - symbol of fertility>
Flag: two vertical stripes of white and red, proportioned 2:1; in the
white stripe a green cloverleaf.
Source: Genealogysk Jierboekje 1986.
Encyclopedie van Friesland, 1958.
Jarig Bakker, 21 Aug 2003
Sibrandabuorren coat of arms
from the Genealogysk Jierboekje 1986.