Kingma Heritage

Information about the family history and genealogy


The Kingma family has a long and fascinating history.

It all starts around 1450 with ancestor Jelle, a farmer on the sate (Frisian for an inhabited tract of land) of Kinghum, situated on a mound near the historic city of Franeker.

The Kingma family foundation has done a tremendous amount of research. Continue reading to find out more about our ancestor Jelle and his offspring, about the family crest and the origins of the Kingma name, and about the sate of Kinghum that developed into the Kingma State (Frisian for a stronghold or villa).

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