GENEALOGY

 

About my genealogical pages: You will find 4 ancestor-files, one for each of my grandparents mentioned in the introduction page. There is also my family-tree Jager, extended with the related family Jager Bruining. All the pictures - over 100 - are placed beside the personal data. The (calendar-)data are noted down as “day-month-year”. In the ancestor-files you will not only find my direct ancestors, but also (attend to the text colour) their brothers and sisters and halfbrothers and -sisters; in the last case with reference to the marriage from which they were born. As far as not mentioned, the ecclesiatical denomination before 1811 (introduction of the registration service) was ‘Nederlands Hervormd’:this used to be the Dutch ‘Established Church’.

 

This site is the result of many years of research. I enjoyed doing this very much, I recommend it to everyone! Finding your ancestors in the Netherlands may not be easy, and therefore I might be able to help you. Take a look at www.geneahulp.nl. It’s in Dutch but Google translate can help you with that, off course J And as you see, I do understand some English…

 

Some of my ancestors left The Netherlands to find a new living in the USA. You can find them in the file with ancestors of my grandmother Antje Dijk. I have chosen not to make a complete translation of all the files, but the following lists are translations of (1) professions and occupations and (2) other words that you will find on these pages. These lists will give you a good tool to help you  find your own way through. For an easy search in the ancestor-files you can also use the name-register. If you have any questions, comments, or other remarks, you can always send me an e-mail.

 

1. Professions and occupations.

aannemer................................................................. builder

accountant................................................................ accountant

adjudant onder-officier............................................. warrant-officer

afdelingschef bij laagspanningsnetten...................... office-manager in low tension elctricity network

agent van politie........................................................ policeman

akkerbouwer............................................................. farmer (agricultural)

ambtenaar................................................................ civil servant

analiste...................................................................... analist, female

apotheker.................................................................. chemist

apothekersassistente................................................ chemist's assistant, female

arbeider..................................................................... labourer

arbeidersche/ arbeidster/arbeidsvrouw.................... labourer, female

arts............................................................................ medical man

baker......................................................................... dry-nurse

bakker....................................................................... baker

bakkersknecht.......................................................... baker's hand

bankwerker............................................................... fitter

barbier....................................................................... barber

belastingpachter....................................................... tax-lessee

beurtschipper............................................................ skipper (of a merchant-boat)

bierhandelaar............................................................ beer trader

bioloog...................................................................... biologist

bioscoopeigenaar..................................................... cinema-owner

blokmaker................................................................. blockmaker, logmaker

boer........................................................................... farmer

boerderij.................................................................... farm

boerenbedrijf doende................................................ managing a farm

boerendogter............................................................ farmer's daughter

boere(n)knecht......................................................... farmhand

boerenmeid............................................................... farm-girl

boerin........................................................................ farmer's wife

botanisch.................................................................. botanical

botermaker............................................................... buttermaker

brievengaarder......................................................... postman

buiten beroep............................................................ without profession

buitenvaarder............................................................ skipper off shore

caféhouder............................................................... café-keeper

chemicus.................................................................. analytical chemist

chemisch.................................................................. chemical

civiel ingenieur.......................................................... civil engineer

collecteur.................................................................. collector

commies................................................................... clerk

commies bij 's rijks belastingen................................ clerk for taxes

commissionair.......................................................... commission-agent

concierge van het kantongerecht............................. caretaker of the district-court

coopman................................................................... merchant

coupeuse.................................................................. cutter, female

dagloner.................................................................... day-labourer

daglonersche/dagloonster........................................ day-labourer, female

depothouder.............................................................. depot manager

deurwaarder............................................................. sheriff's officer

diaken....................................................................... deacon

dienstgeleider............................................................ official escort

dienstknecht............................................................. servant

dienstmaagd............................................................. maid-servant

dienstmeid................................................................ servant-girl

directeur van een zuivelfabriek................................ director of a dairy-factory

doende boerenbedrijf................................................ managing a farm

doodgraver............................................................... grave-digger

dorpsmuzikant.......................................................... village musician

eigenerfde................................................................. landowner

erfgenaam................................................................ heir

fabrieksarbeider........................................................ factory-worker

fluitist......................................................................... flutist

fuselier...................................................................... infantry-man, armed with a rifle

gasfitter..................................................................... gas-fitter

gecommiteerde........................................................ delegate

gemeentesecretaris.................................................. town-clerk

gemeenteveldwachter.............................................. village constable

geschiedenis............................................................. history

gezelschapsdame..................................................... lady-companion

gortemaker............................................................... groats maker

grondeigenaarsche................................................... land-owner, female

grutter....................................................................... corn-chandler

gynaecoloog............................................................. gynaecologist

handelscorrespondent(e).......................................... commercial correspondant (female)

harbargier................................................................. inn-keeper, host, landlord

hellingknecht............................................................. slips servant

herbergier(sche/ster)................................................ inn-keeper, host, landlord (female)

hoboist...................................................................... hautboy-player

hoefsmid................................................................... farrier

hoofd-besteller.......................................................... chief postman

hoofd der school....................................................... head of the school

hoofdonderwijzer...................................................... head teacher

hospes...................................................................... landlord

houder van de bank van lening................................ pawnshop-keeper

houthandelaar........................................................... timber-merchant

houtmolenaarsgezel................................................. woodmiller's hand

houtzaagmolenaar.................................................... saw-miller

hovenier.................................................................... gardener

huisvrouw................................................................. housewife

kaarsemaker …………………………………………candlemaker

kamermusicus.......................................................... chamber-musician

kantoorbediende....................................................... clerk

kantoorloper.............................................................. collecting-clerk

kapper....................................................................... barber

kastelein.................................................................... innkeeper

kerkvooght................................................................ churchwarden

ketelmaker................................................................ kettle-maker

keurnoot.................................................................... assessor

keuter(boer).............................................................. crofter

keuterse.................................................................... crofter, female

kleermaker............................................................... tailor

klein(e)...................................................................... small

klerk.......................................................................... clerk

knecht....................................................................... servant

knoopmaker............................................................. button-maker

koopman................................................................... merchant

koffijhuishouder........................................................ coffee-housekeeper

koopvrouw................................................................ merchant (female)

korenmolenaar......................................................... corn-miller

koster........................................................................ sexton

kwekeling.................................................................. pupil-teacher

kweker...................................................................... grower

landarbeider.............................................................. agricultural labourer

landbouwer............................................................... farmer

landbouwersche, landbouwster................................ farmer, female

landbouwersknecht.................................................. farmhand

landeigenaar............................................................. landowner

landgebruikersche.................................................... land-user, female

landlieden.................................................................. country-folk

landman.................................................................... country-man

landvrouw................................................................. country-woman

leerling...................................................................... pupil, apprentice

leerlooier................................................................... tanner

leerlooiersknecht...................................................... tanner's hand

leger.......................................................................... army

lerares....................................................................... teacher, female

leraar......................................................................... teacher

lid van de kerspelraad.............................................. member of the parish-council

lijstenmaker.............................................................. frame-maker

logementhouder (-houdster)..................................... innkeeper (female)

loods......................................................................... pilot

loper.......................................................................... walker, roundsman

machinist.................................................................. (engine-)driver

magazijnknecht........................................................ warehouse-clerk

maire......................................................................... mayor

matroos..................................................................... sailor

mattenmaker …………………………………………mat-maker

medewerker............................................................. co-operator

medicus.................................................................... medical man

meester meubelmaker............................................. master cabinet-maker

meijering................................................................... probably: tennant

metselaar.................................................................. bricklayer

metselaarsknecht..................................................... journeyman bricklayer

meubelmaker........................................................... cabinet-maker

mijnen....................................................................... mines

militair....................................................................... militaryman

moesker.................................................................... gardener

molenaar................................................................... miller

muldersknecht.......................................................... miller's hand

muziekwinkel............................................................ music-shop

naaister..................................................................... needlewoman

natuurkunde.............................................................. physics

neerlandicus............................................................. student of Dutch

niets.......................................................................... nothing

notaris....................................................................... notary

notarisklerk............................................................... notary clerk

officier....................................................................... officer

olderlingh.................................................................. see 'ouderling'

oliemulder................................................................. oil-crusher (miller)

olyslagersknecht....................................................... oil-crusher's hand

olijstelmakersknecht................................................. servant of someone who makes 'oilsets'

onderdidercteur in de kolonie .................................. sub-manager in the colony ..

ondermeester........................................................... ‘sub-teacher’ (not the head teacher)

onderwijs................................................................... education

onderwijzer(es)......................................................... teacher (female)

oogarts...................................................................... oculist, eye-doctor

Oost Indisch.............................................................. of Indonesia

opzichter der lage verveningen................................ overseer of peat-bog-digging

ouderling................................................................... elder (of the church)

pakhuisknecht.......................................................... servant at a warehouse

pander....................................................................... old profession, can be compared with a sherriff's officer

pianist........................................................................ pianist

planoloog.................................................................. (town)planner

poortierder................................................................ porter

postbode................................................................... postman

praamschipper.......................................................... pramskipper

predikant................................................................... clergyman

purser........................................................................ purser

raadslid..................................................................... counsellor

reiswereld................................................................. travel bureau, tourist agency, etc.

reiziger...................................................................... traveller

rekenkunde............................................................... arithmetic

rentenier.................................................................... renter

rijksambtenaar.......................................................... civil servant

ruiter.......................................................................... horseman, rider

schaapherder............................................................ shepherd

schatter van het slachtvee....................................... valuer of slaughter-cattle

scheepsbouwer........................................................ ship-builder

scheepsgezagvoerder.............................................. ship-captain

scheepskapitein........................................................ ship-captain

scheepstimmerknecht.............................................. ship-carpenter's hand

scheepstimmerman.................................................. shipcarpenter

scheper..................................................................... shepherd

schilder..................................................................... painter

schipper (buitengaats).............................................. skipper (off shore)

schippersknecht (binnengaats)................................ barge hand (inland)

schoenmaker............................................................ shoemaker

schoenmakersknecht............................................... shoemaker's hand

schoolmeester.......................................................... school-master

schoolonderwijzer..................................................... school-teacher

sergeant.................................................................... sergeant

sjouwer..................................................................... porter; dock-hand

slachter..................................................................... butcher

slager........................................................................ butcher

smid.......................................................................... blacksmith

snijder....................................................................... tailor

soldaat...................................................................... soldier

spinster..................................................................... spinner, female

stadsmuzikant........................................................... town-musician

steenfabrikant........................................................... brick-maker

stelmaker(sknecht)................................................... maker of under-carriages(' hand)?

strodekker................................................................. thatcher

student...................................................................... student

stuurman................................................................... steersman

subontvanger............................................................ tax collector

substituut-wedman................................................... deputy minion of the law

tapper........................................................................ publican

technisch onderhoudsmedewerker.......................... technical repairer

timmerman............................................................... carpenter

timmermansbaas...................................................... master carpenter

timmermansknecht.................................................. carpenter's hand

tuinder....................................................................... market-gardener

tuinier........................................................................ gardener

tuinman..................................................................... gardener

turfmaker.................................................................. peat-digger/-cutter

turfschipper............................................................... skipper of a peat-boat

veehandelaar............................................................ cattle-trader

veehouder................................................................. cattle-man

veehoudster.............................................................. cattle-woman

veenbaas.................................................................. peat-digger's boss

veldwachter.............................................................. village constable

venen........................................................................ fen-lands

verhuurder van zeelieden......................................... letter of sailors

verloskundige........................................................... obstetrician, midwife

vervener................................................................... peat-digger

verver....................................................................... painter

vleeshouwer............................................................. butcher

voedingsmiddelindustrie........................................... industry of articles of food

voerman................................................................... driver

voetbode................................................................... 'foot-messenger'

volmacht van het kerspel......................................... power of attorny of the village

voorlezer................................................................... reader

voorzanger................................................................ precentor

werkman................................................................... workman

werkster.................................................................... labourer, female

werkte bij.................................................................. worked in

werkvrouw................................................................ charwoman

werkzaam in............................................................. working in

wethouder................................................................. alderman

wever........................................................................ weaver

winkelbediende......................................................... shop-assistant

winkelier(sche)......................................................... shop-keeper (female)

wiskunde................................................................... mathematics

wolkemmer............................................................... wool-carder

wolspinster................................................................ wool-spinner, female

zaagmuldersknecht.................................................. sawmiller's hand

zadelmaker............................................................... saddler

zeeman..................................................................... seaman

zonder beroep........................................................... without profession

 

2. Other words.

achternaam.................................... family name

als................................................... as

attestatie......................................... certificate

bedeelde soldatenvrouwen............. soldier's wifes on the dole

begraafplaats.................................. cemetery

begraven......................................... to bury / buried

begr................................................. buried

bejaard............................................ aged, advanced in years

bejaarde.......................................... adult

bevolkingsregister........................... census record

blind................................................ blind

broer............................................... brother

bron................................................. source

diakonieregister.............................. record of the poor-relief board

dochter............................................ daughter

doopboek........................................ registrationbook of baptism

doopnaam....................................... Christian name

doopsgezind.................................... baptist

eerste.............................................. first

en.................................................... and

Ev. Luthers..................................... Lutherian

geb.................................................. born

geboorte.......................................... birth

ged.................................................. baptised

gehuwd........................................... married

generatie......................................... generation

genoemd......................................... mentioned, named

getuigenverklaringen...................... statements of witnesses

gestorven........................................ deceased

grootmoeder................................... grandmother

hc.................................................... wedding-contract

huwelijk........................................... marriage

in de kraam..................................... in the childbed

jong................................................. young

keelziekte........................................ disease of the throat

kerspel............................................ parish, can be both eclessiastical as civil

kerk................................................. church

kind(eren)....................................... child(ren)

klokkeboek..................................... record of ringing the deceased

kort.................................................. short(ly)

later................................................. later (on)

lidmaat............................................ (church)member

man................................................. man, husband

mennist........................................... baptist

met.................................................. with

misschien........................................ maybe

moeder........................................... mother

mogelijk.......................................... possibly

momber.......................................... guardian

na.................................................... after

niet.................................................. not

niet bekend..................................... unknown

ook.................................................. also

overl................................................ death

overleden........................................ deceased

overlijdensakte................................ death-certificate

o.t. / ondertr.................................... publication of the banns

pokken............................................ pocks

proclamatie..................................... proclamation

register............................................ record

Rooms Katholiek............................ Roman Catholic

successie memorie........................ succession memorandum

tot.................................................... until

tr...................................................... marriage

tussen............................................. between

tweeling........................................... twin

uit.................................................... from

vader............................................... father

van.................................................. of / from

verdronken..................................... drowned

volgens........................................... according to

volkstelling...................................... census

volwassene..................................... adult

vóór................................................. before

voor het eerst.................................. the first time

voornaam....................................... first name

vr..................................................... woman, female

vuurstedengeld............................... 'fireplace tax' (17th, 18th century)

waarschijnlijk.................................. probably

weduwe.......................................... widow

weduwnaar..................................... widower

wonende te..................................... living in

ws................................................... probably

zoon................................................ son

zuster.............................................. sister