Connection Lycklama à Nijeholt and Teye Aebeles

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Date: 13 Dec 2017 [unknown]
Location: Opsterland, the Netherlandsmap
Surnames/tags: Lycklama à Nijholt DUTCH ROOTS Fockens
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Lyckle Aebeles and Teye Ebeles are brothers. Both are sons of the same Aebele/Ebele/Aeble.


Aebele Teyes is the supposed father of Lyckle Aebeles, who is the known progenitor of the Lycklama à Nijholt family [1]. Lycklama à Nijeholt is supposed to be of nobel descent through the (De Vos) van Steenwijk family[2]. His father Aebele is not mentioned in any records that I know of.

Note on the Aebele Teyes wikitree page: his last name isn't Siccama and his patronym Teyes I have found no source for. The owners of the trees mentioned in the sources also dont't come up with a source when asked for. Thereby, is a very unreliable source in general, especially when the profiles don't give any sources. The site doesn't work as wikitree.

Teye Aebeles is the progenitor of the Hemminga and Fockens families[3].

All the tree families are from the Opsterland grietenij (municipality) and gather greath amounts of lands and money in the 16th, 17th and 18th century. The families can be considered patrician. One Lycklama à Nijeholt branch were Dutch nobility from 1817 onwards (extinct in 1917).

Arguments that state the hypothesis

The following arguments could be given tot state this hypothesis:

  • Both carry the patronym Aebeles
  • Both are born in the same time around the same places
  • Both are wealthy and own a lot of lands in the South East region of the Fryslân province, so they share their social class
  • Both have a son Jochum (also spelled Jochem), which indicates a family relation, due to naming after ancestors
  • Both their descendants have a red lily on a gold background in their coat-of-arms (e.g. Fockens and Lycklama à Nijeholt). Less strong: the Hemminga coat-of-arms also uses gold on red.

In a booklet on Beetsterzwaag this hypothesis is also mentioned. No proof has been found, so is stated. [4]

What am I looking for?

I am looking for more proof or possible proof that could help support or reject this hypothesis.


  1. Lyckle Eebles wiki page (dutch)
  2. Nieuw Nederlandsch biografisch woordenboek. Deel 5 (1921) – P.J. Blok, P.C. Molhuysen
  3. Visscher, W. Verveningen en verveners in Friesland (2015), page 489
  4. Een kilometer adellijke huizen in Beetsterzwaag. Monument van de Maand. (Ernst Huisman) Jaargang 1, deel 6. 1986

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"Less strong: the Hemminga coat-of-arms also uses gold on red."

Also, more specifically, golden acorns on red.

posted by Michiel Hemminga
Bedankt Melle, ziet er goed uit hoor super !

Heb een link naar de free space page toegevoegd aan de profielen.


Bea :)

posted by Bea (Timmerman) Wijma

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