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Feitema (Feytama), a former Dutch Mennonite family, from the 16th century found at Harlingen in Friesland, where Sibrand Ebes Feitema in the 17th century was the owner of a brickworks and other businesses. From the early 17th century this family was also found at Amsterdam, where they were outstanding businessmen and often deacons of the church. Jacob Yedes Feytama (d.1631) was a wealthy brewer here; his son Yede (Eduard) Feytama in 1616 married Elisabeth Willem-Gysbertsdochter, a sister of the Waterlander elder Reinier Wybrands Wybma. Sybrand Feytama (Amsterdam, 1694-1758) was in his day a noted poet and playwright.

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Church records of Amsterdam;

Kalff, G. Geschiedenis der Nederlandsche letterkunde, vol. V (Groningen, 1910): 450 f., 513, 515, 575.

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1959

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. "Feitema family." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 29 Apr 2017.

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Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Kitchener, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, pp. 1084-1085. All rights reserved.

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