Nijdam (Nydam), a widely ramified family of farmers, still found in the Dutch province of Friesland and elsewhere in the Netherlands, whose ancestor, as far as is known, was Willem Willems Nydam (about 1550-1635), living at Nydamstra Estate (state farmhouse) near Irnsum. He belonged to the Reformed Church, as did the first generations of his descendants; but since the 18th century there have been a number of Mennonite Nijdam families, particularly near Akkrum and Grouw. Cornelis Nijdam was a descendant of Willem Willems Nydam.
Vleer, W. Tsj. (Wigholt Tjerk). Het Nijdamstra-boek. N.p, 1956.
|Author(s)||Nanne van der Zijpp|
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van der Zijpp, Nanne. "Nijdam family." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1957. Web. 19 Oct 2017. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Nijdam_family&oldid=59556.
van der Zijpp, Nanne. (1957). Nijdam family. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 19 October 2017, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Nijdam_family&oldid=59556.
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