Van Heemstra

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van Heemstra
noble family
Van Heemstra wapen.svg
Country Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands
Titles Baron
Founded 16th century
Founder Taeck Obbema Heemstra
Ethnicity Frisian

Van Heemstra is a family that belongs to the Dutch nobility.

History[edit]

The family is of Frisian origin. The genealogy of the family begins with Taecke Obbema Heemstra, mentioned as a voting representative (nobleman) in Oostergo in 1492. After the founding of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in November 1813, the Frisian nobility was integrated. In 1814 the Van Heemstra family was recognized as belonging to Dutch nobility with the title of baron.

Notable members[edit]

Coat of arms[edit]

The coat of arms of the family is in blue a golden eagle.

Literature[edit]

  • T. Voerman, Van Heemstra, genealogische aantekeningen betreffende het geslacht van Heemstra tot het eind der 19e eeuw, Amsterdam, 1989. (Dutch)
  • Nederlands Adelsboek, jaargang 84, The Hague, 1994. (Dutch)