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The name 'Bogaarden' means "orchards". Gertrude of Nivelles, daughter of Pippin I, was due to the inherit the property. But when she joined the Abbey of St. Gertrude, all her possessions were donated to the abbey.
- W. Martin and G. A. J. Tops, Van Dale groot woordenboek Nederlands-Engels, 2nd ed. (Utrecht, 1991). Bogaard is a contraction of boomgaard = tree garden.
- Website of the town of Bogaarden. [www.bogaarden.be], accessed June 29, 2011.
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