Zijlstra is a West Frisian toponymic or occupational surname meaning "from/of the Zijl", a Middle Dutch name for a type of sluice (Modern Dutch Spuisluis , German Siel ). The suffix "-stra" is derived from old Germanic -sater, meaning sitter or dweller. The name could thus be referring to a lock keeper. Variant forms are Zeijlstra, Zeilstra, Zylstra, and Sylstra. The latter is the common spelling abroad.People with this name include:
Maas is a Dutch and North German patronymic surname, from an archaic short form of Thomas. It could also be a toponymic surname derived from the river Maas. The surname is quite common in the Netherlands, ranking 43rd in 2007.
Jelle Zijlstra was a Dutch politician of the defunct Anti-Revolutionary Party (ARP) now merged into the Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA) party and economist who served as Prime Minister of the Netherlands from 22 November 1966 until 5 April 1967.
The Anti-Revolutionary Party was a Protestant conservative and Christian democratic political party in the Netherlands. The party was founded in 1879 by Abraham Kuyper, a neo-Calvinist theologian and minister. In 1980 the party merged with the Catholic People's Party (KVP) and the Christian Historical Union (CHU) to form the Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA).
The Catholic People's Party was a Catholic Christian democratic political party in the Netherlands. The party was founded in 1945 as a continuation of the Roman Catholic State Party, which was a continuation of the General League of Roman Catholic Caucuses. During its entire existence, the party was in government. In 1980 the party merged with the Anti-Revolutionary Party (ARP) and the Christian Historical Union (CHU) to form the Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA).
Mulder is a Dutch language toponymic surname. It is an archaic Dutch word for "miller". With 38,207 people in the Netherlands named Mulder, it was the 12th most common name there in 2007. In Belgium the form De Mulder is more common. The surname Mulder is also an occupational name of German origin, meaning "the maker of wooden bowls", from Middle High German mulde ‘bowl’, ‘trough’, or ‘tub’ + the agent suffix -er. The majority of people with this last name though are of the Dutch name origin. This is in due part because milling is an integral part of Dutch traditional rural life.
The Christian Historical Union was a Protestant Christian democratic political party in the Netherlands. The CHU is one of the predecessors of the Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA), into which it merged in September 1980.
The Political Party of Radicals was a progressive Christian and green political party in the Netherlands. The PPR played a relatively small role in Dutch politics and merged with other left-wing parties to form GreenLeft in 1991.
The De Jong cabinet was the cabinet of the Netherlands from 5 April 1967 until 6 July 1971. The cabinet was formed by the political parties Catholic People's Party (KVP), People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD), Anti-Revolutionary Party (ARP) and the Christian Historical Union (CHU) after the election of 1967. The centre-right cabinet was a majority government in the House of Representatives. Piet de Jong of the Catholic People's Party was Prime Minister, with Johan Witteveen of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy and Joop Bakker of the Anti-Revolutionary Party serving as Deputy Prime Ministers.
The Zijlstra cabinet was the cabinet of the Netherlands from 22 November 1966 until 5 April 1967. The cabinet was formed by the political parties Catholic People's Party (KVP) and the Anti-Revolutionary Party (ARP) following the fall of the Cals cabinet on 14 October 1966. The centre-right rump cabinet served as a caretaker government until the election of 1967. Jelle Zijlstra (ARP) was Prime Minister, Jan de Quay (KVP) and Barend Biesheuvel (ARP) served as Deputy Prime Ministers.
The surname Cox is of English or Welsh origin, and may have originated independently in several places in Great Britain, with the variations arriving at a standard spelling only later. There are also two native Irish surnames which were anglicised into Cox.
Martin may either be a given name or surname. Martin is a common male given and family name in many languages and cultures. It comes from the Latin name Martinus, which is a late derived form of the name of the Roman god Mars, the protective godhead of the Latins, and therefore the god of war. The meaning is usually rendered in reference to the god as "of Mars", or "of war/warlike" ("martial").
Wagenaar is a Dutch occupational surname meaning "wagoner" or "wagon builder" (cartwright). Variant forms are De Wagenaar, Wagenaars, Wag(h)enaer (archaic), and Wagener. The name is shared by the following people:
Van der Laan is a Dutch toponymic surname meaning "from/of the lane". There are also a number of small settlements in the Netherlands specifically named "De Laan" that could be at a family's origin. Abroad the name is often written as VanderLaan or Vander Laan. People with this name include:
Halbe Zijlstra is a retired Dutch politician who served as Minister of Foreign Affairs from 26 October 2017 to 13 February 2018 in the Third Rutte cabinet. He is a member of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD).
Jelle is a Dutch male given name, rarely also given to women.
Kok is either a Dutch occupational surname, "kok" meaning "cook", or an alternate spelling for the common Chinese surname Guo. Kok is a quite common surname in the Netherlands, ranking 27th in 2007. Famous people with the surname Kok include:
De Graaf is a Dutch occupational surname. With over 21,000 people, it was the 24th most common name in the Netherlands in 2007. In modern Dutch de graaf means the count, but in the past it also referred to the head of the municipal council called schepen. A common variant form is De Graaff, with 4632 people in 2007. In belgium, the form De Graef is most common, with 1017 people in 2018. People with the surname include:
Van der Heijden is a Dutch toponymic surname meaning "from the heath". Variant spellings are Van der Heijde, Van der Heyden, “VanDerHeyden” and concatenated forms. The surnames Van der Heide, Verheijen and Verheyen have the same origin. Notable people with the surname include:
De Lange is a Dutch surname, meaning "the tall one". In 2007 about 11,000 people in the Netherlands carried the name. People with this surname include:
Mol is a Dutch surname. Meaning "mole" in Dutch, it may be descriptive in origin, or metonymic for a mole catcher. The name could also be patronymic or toponymic, referring to the town Mol, Belgium in Antwerp province or a location named "the mole(s)". Among variant forms are De Mol, Demol, Moll, Mols, and Van Mol. Notable people with these surnames include:
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