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Info on JELSMA family; Marie Jelsma m. Samuel Shoenhair

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Re: Info on JELSMA family; Marie Jelsma m. Samuel Shoenhair

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I have also heard that Jelsma is a derivative of Jelle and -sma (which would be translated to mean son of Jelle). However, I don't think Jel means yellow in Dutch. The Dutch word for yellow is geel.

Also, most names that were derived from places end in -ma. That may be another reason why it is believed that both Jelsma and Jelsema are derived from the place Jelsum.

I can't say for certain which of these is correct (or if both are correct depending on which Jelsma line is being researched). I do know that I have not found any Jelle names in my direct Jelsma line. I have mostly Harmen & Hendrik as first names.

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