Many people who chose this name did have ancestors from the area of the little stream called Boorne,
and the town 'Oldeboorn'.
" stra " does mean: from that area, or from that place.
Boo(r)n-stra is then the name that does come up
The problem with our family is that we cannot find connections
from the area of the Boorne, probably there must be other roots as well for this name.
But all names with the end of " stra " are sure Frisian [Friesland]
search in alphabetical order
christian names of Boonstra's
There is also a translation-page with the most used dutch words, translated in english.
Four pages with the family-tree
about parents - children - grandchildren - etc.
One of those pages has also an english version ,
there we find the emigrated families of Feike and Saaktje Boonstra-Schaafsma.
Here are the pages:
ooo I oooo II oooo III oooo IV ooo
There are also many pages with detailed information.
The numbering is related with generations.
Generation 0 starts in 1713!
In generation 2 we find the name Boonstra.
The pages 5.1, 7.3 and 7.4 also have an english version.
here are the other pages:
*** 1 *** 2 *** 3 *** 4.3 *** 4.4 *** 5.1 *** 5.2 *** 5.3 *** 5.4 *** 6.2 *** 6.3 *** 7.3 *** 7.4 *** 7.7 ***
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