Arends is a Dutch Mennonite family that lived at Drachten, Friesland, since the 17th century. Arend Tjeers was a preacher of the Drachten congregation 1772-89, as were his sons Sybolt Arends 1780?-1808 and Tjalling Arends 1789-1805. Some members of this family adopted the family name of Arends and others Frieswijk.
Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 1060. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.
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