The Stellinga-family


This family coat of arms has been found on the tombstone of Herdt Hessels Stellinga (1545-1618) in Minnertsga (Friesland). It is officially recognized in the Frisian Jier Book of 1963.CONTENTS

Introduction
1 Family-row D.G.Stellinga (father to father)
2 Stream A
2.1 before 1800
2.2. after 1800
2.2.1 Jakob Ruurds Stellinga 1769
2.2.2 Pier Ruurds Stellinga 1773
2.2.3 64 Wybren Ruurs Stellinga 1776
2.2.4 Tijs Ruurds Stellinga 1781
3 Stream B
4 Stream C
4.1 Jannes Stellinga 1851
4.2 Egbert Stellinga 1854
4.3 Sies Stellinga 1857
4.4 Hendrik Stellinga 1862
5 Stream D
6 Stellinga's not yet placed
7 The name Stellinga


INTRODUCTION

In 1981 I started making this "book" on the Stellinga-family. My father Govert Stellinga started searching for his ancestors shortly after World War II and since then we expanded our knowledge about the Stellinga's to what we know now. We got information from other Stellinga family members and from several Dutch provincial archives. There are still lots of questions remaining…
There are 4 known "streams" that I -up to now- cannot connect to each other. Also there are a lot of Stellinga's of whom I did not discover the link to the others. That goes also for the Stellinga's I found in Canada and the USA and for a lot of Stellinga's in the eastern part of Holland.
I call the biggest and longest "stream" in the family stream A. In this stream I am placed. This stream is flowing from 1625 till present times. See chapter 2.
Stream B was "discovered" second and is flowing from about 1540 - 1650. I am still not able to connect stream B to stream A. Simular are apart from the family name the male first name Wybren. More about that in chapter 3. This stream B was found in Minnertsga, where the name Stellinga was found on a gravestone (1620) inside of the church. Searching for the stone (1980 and 2008) on the graveyard and in the church had no results. Maybe because the church burnt down in 1947. The graves and the damaged gravestones were "cleared away" afterwards. Inside the church were only the not-damaged Minnertsga gravestones, filled up with stones from the removed "Gallileeërkerk" in Leeuwarden. The stone of the Stellinga-family obviously was damaged and "cleared away". Our knowledge about this family tree comes from the Provincial Archives in Leeuwarden, Friesland.
Stream C is the second longest stream. Simular with stream A is the first name Pier (=Pieter). Simular with stream B is the first name Ane or Anne (Johannes?). This stream goes, as far as I know, from 1780 in Terhorne through Gorredijk and Haskerland up to now. More information on stream C is found in chapter 4.
Lately I found through genealogic research on the internet a "new" stream of Stellinga's, that I will call stream D. I will write about those Stellinga's in chapter 5. In this stream are names like Rein, Theunis and Homme. A connection to the other streams is not found till now. The last man in this stream, Homme Theunis Stellinga, dies in 1864 having 4 married daughters, so for stream D the name Stellinga ends here..
I gave a number to all my direct ancestors, in a way that the father has the double of the child, for the mother the double number + 1. My daughters have the number 1, I have number 2, my wife number 3, my father number 4 and my mother number 5. So, my grandfather (father's side) 8, my grandmother 9, etc. In this book I will place this number in front of the name of a direct ancestor.


I hope, that you - reading this- are willing to extend my knowledge of the Stellinga-family, if you can. To any info I will give you a reply... By doubleclicking the envelope-icon you can send me an email...


Douwe G. Stellinga.


CHAPTER 1 HERITAGE ROW OF D.G.STELLINGA

Starting with the author of this little book and naming the father of each mentioned person the following list appears:
The numbers in front of the name indicate the place in the family quadrant of 1a MARIKE BERNARDA STELLINGA 1972 en 1b DIEUWKE BAUKJE STELLINGA 1975, both daughters of the author. The numbers after the names indicate the year of birth.

1a MARIKE BERNARDA STELLINGA, born 5-9-1972, Leerdam, partner of IVO KOOIJMAN

1b DIEUWKE BAUKJE STELLINGA 1975, born 16-4-1975, Heukelum, married 4-6-1999 (Made) to WILLEM SIMONIS

2 DOUWE GOVERT STELLINGA 1945,
born 13-9-1945 at Wildervank, married 27-12-1968 (Tricht) to 3 HENDRINA ALIDA VAN DORMALEN 1946,

4 GOVERT STELLINGA 1913,
born 17-3-1913 at Dokkum, married 27-8-1939 (Leeuwarden) to 5 DIEUWKE BAUKJE DE JONG 1912,

8 HENDRIK STELLINGA 1883,
born 22-1-1883 at Dokkum, married 30-5-1912 (Dokkum) to 9 TRIJNTJE RIEMERSMA 1888,

16 GOVERT STELLINGA 1846,
born 17-3-1846 at Dokkum, married 16-11-1873 (Dokkum) to 17 ANNIGJE DE JONG 1849,

32 GOVERT WYBRENS STELLINGA 1816,
born 12-5-1816 at Dokkum, married 17-1-1841 (Dokkum) to AALTJE VAN RIJS 1813,

64 WYBREN RUURDS STELLINGA 1776,
born 4-10-1776 at Oude Mirdum, married 2-2-1806 (Dokkum) to 65 SIEUWKE GOVERTS 1780,

128 RUURD PIERS 1740,
baptised 1740 at Oude Mirdum, married to WYTSKE JAKOBS,

256 PIER WYBRENS 1695,
baptised 25-11-1695 at Oude Mirdum,

512 WYBREN TIJSZES,
died in 1715 at Oude Mirdum, married to 513 GETJEN HENDRIKS,

1024 TIJS PIERS,
in 1640 owner of "plaats"(=place) 42 te Oude Mirdum,

2048 PIER THIJSZN,

CHAPTER 2 STREAM A: MY FAMILY

2.1 TOT 1800.

Starting at Pijer Thijssen the Stellinga family can be searched, but that is a far bigger job than finding the row from father to father as done in chapter 1. I will try to make things as clear as possible:

We know little about the oldest known Stellinga. Mr. W.Tj.Vleer, who searched for relatives of RUURD JOHANNES STELLINGA 1877 in about 1960, says Pijer Thijssen to be mentioned in an official paper of 26-1-1625. More I do not know. Thijs Piers was (1640) already owner/user of "plaats" (place) 42 in Oude Mirdum. About his son Wybren Tijsses I know a lot more. He was owner and/or user of a number of places ("plaatsen"). He was married to Getjen Hendriks and had at least 2 sons: Thijs and Pier. Thijs was baptised 8-2-1695 and Pier on 25-11-1695.


2048 PIJER THIJSZN
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1024 THIJS PIERS
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512 WYBREN TIJSSES
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THIJS WYBRENS 1695 en 256 PIER WYBRENS 1695
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                  WYBREN PIERS 1737 en 128 RUURD PIERS 1740
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      JACOB RUURDS 1769 en PIER RUURDS 1773 en 64 WYBREN RUURDS 1776 en TIJS RUURDS 1781


The descendants of Thijs Wybrens and Wybren Piers are not known yet. Pier Wybrens was owner and user of place 13 and 14 (in 1738 and 1748 together with his brother Thijs, in 1758 and 1768 alone). Pier Wybrens had at least 2 sons: Wybren, baptised on 28 july 1737 at Sondel and Ruurd, baptised in august 1740 at Oude Mirdum. Ruurd Piers was farmer at Oude Mirdum (partly on place 13 and 14). He died before 1811. His wife 129 Wytske Jakobs takes the name Stellinga in an official document on December, 24 1811, together with her 2 sons. Taking a family name was ordered by the French government (Napoleon) of Holland. It had to be done before 1-1-1812….
On 24 december 1811 Wytske Jakobs claims to have 3 sons. Her son Pier Ruurds is not mentioned! Probably he died already before 24-12-1811. Pier Ruurds was born on 30-10-1773 and baptised on 7-11-1773 at Oude Mirdum (see chapter 2.2.2). I tell more about Jakob Ruurds Stellinga 1769 in chapter 2.2.1, Tijs Ruurds 1781 in chapter 2.2.4 en my direct ancestor Wybren Ruurds and his descendants in chapter 2.2.3.

2.2 THE STELLINGA'S AFTER 1800

2.2.1 JAKOB RUURDS STELLINGA 1769

Jakob Ruurds takes the name Stellinga on 24-12-1811 just like his mother Wytske Jakobs. He was married to Janke Jelles (Hoekstra). It was probably her second marriage, so that she had a daughter from her previous marriage with Jarig Jakobs: Sijke Jarigs, born on 20-11-1793; in 1816 her name is Sijke Jarigs Stellinga at her marriage to Jacob Jans Bijlsma dd. 11-9-1816 at Woudsend. Jarig Jakobs died in about 1795. Jakob Ruurds and Janke Jelles had some children: see schedule below. Jakob Ruurds died in novembre 8, 1818 in "de Proefkolonie" in Drente. This "Proefkolonie" is the beginning of the village Frederiksoord; it was the first Colony, founded by the "Maatschappij van Weldadigheid" (Company of Welfare). In this settlement poor countrymen from all over Holland were raised by giving them a chance to a better life, together with their families. The year 1818 obviously was not a very good year for Jakob’s family: his 2 year old son Pier died january, 25, his wife Janke died shortly before leaving Stavoren for the "Proefkolonie" om octobre, 9 and Jacob himself died after arriving there om novembre, 8...


JAKOB RUURDS STELLINGA 1769
      |x Janke Jelles
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Wytske Jakobs 1798 en JELLE JAKOBS 1800 en RUURD JAKOBS 1803 en Durkje Jakobs 1811 en PIETER JAKOBS 1816
                                                                                    |x Trientje de Groot
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                                                                              JAKOB RUURDS 1839
                                                                                    |x 1 Tjerkje Douwes Schellinga
                                                                                    |x 2 Sytje Glashouwer
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                                                                  Trijntje 1869             and             DOUWE STELLINGA 1875 (DAVID STELGER)
                                                                        xHermanus van den Berg                              |x Trijntje Tonissen (Katrina Stelger)
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                                                                                    Tjerkje 1898 (Gertrude Stelger) and JELMER STELLINGA 1903 (CHARLES STELGER)
                                                                                    xJohn Snyder                                                                  |xHazel
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                                                                                                                                                DAVID CHARLES STELGER 1937
                                                                                                                                                            xCornelia F Mielke

WYTSKE JAKOBS 1798
Wytske Jakobs 1798 married Anne H. van der Werf, had a daughter Trijntje van der Werf in 1831 and a son Jakob van der Werf in 1836.
JELLE JAKOBS 1800
About son Jelle Jakobs 1800 I don't know anything but his year of birth 1800 and his place of birth Molkwerum.
RUURD JAKOBS 1803
Ruurd Jakobs 1803 was born in Stavoren in 1803 and married 23-9-1838 to Trientje Theunis de Groot. Witness to this marriage was uncle Tijs Ruurds Stellinga 1781. Their son Jakob Ruurds was born on 25-1-1839. He married 8-5-1863 Tjerkje Douwe Schellinga. I found at least 4 of their children dieing before the age of 7 years old.
Their daughter Trijntje, born 13-4-1869, married 14-9-1907 to Hermanus van den Berg.
Their son Douwe Stellinga, born 9-9-1875 in Stavoren, married 25-3-1897 to Trijntje Tonissen; I found a daughter Tjerkje, born 20-4-1898 in Stavoren and 1 son Jelmer Stellinga, born 5-6-1903 in Stavoren. The family Trijntje and Douwe Stellinga emigrated to the USA, arriving Octobre, 15 1906 in New York. They went to a friend Stegenga in Paterson, New Jersey. They changed their family-name to Stelger, Douwe called himself David, Jelmer became Charles Stelger, Tjerkje became Gertrude Stelger, Mother Trijntje (Katrina Stelger) and her two children were back in Holland in 1907, probably to arrange some bussiness. Before leaving for America Trijntje and Douwe ran a little shop in Stavoren a "winkelhuis met ansjovis-visscherij". That is a little shop within a house, house + shop were situated in the Smidstraat in Stavoren. "Ansjovis-visscherij" meaning: Douwe/ David had in Stavoren a small boot: he was also a fisherman for anchovy. Later, in 1932 they were back in Holland again. Gertrude Stelger (Tjerkje) married John Snyder, she died 15-6-1973 in Paramus, Bergen, New Jersey. She had a daughter Gertrude Snyder. Searching for a possible son of Jelmer Stellinga/ Charles Stelger did reveal, that David Charles Stelger (born 23-9-1937) indeed was the son of Jelmer Stellinga/ Charles Stelger (married to Hazel). David Charles Stelger married Cornelia F Mielke who died March 2011...
DURKJE JAKOBS 1811
Durkje Jakobs Stellinga was born on 6-7-1811 in Stavoren, she went with her family in 1818 to the "Proefkolonie", she stayed there after her father's death in 1818 and married 11-4-1839 to Jan Limbeek, who was also a former inhabitant of the "Proefkolonie.
PIETER JAKOBS 1816
Pier Jakobs (= Pieter Jakobs) was born on 11-1-1816 at Stavoren, died two years old on 25-1-1818 in Stavoren.

2.2.2. PIER RUURDS STELLINGA 1773

I dont know anything about this part of the Stellinga family. I did not find any facts but two dates: born 30-10-1773 at Oude Mirdum and baptised 7-11-1773 in the same place. On 24-12-1811 mother Wytske Jakobs claims to have 3 sons. I assume that Pier Ruurds died between 7-11-1773 and 24-12-1811. Maybe we'll find more……

2.2.3. 64 WYBREN RUURDS STELLINGA 1776

I placed a number before the name of Wybren Ruurds. In my system it means, that he is one of my direct ancestors, that this person is placed in the "quarterly list" (correct English?) of my daughters 1a Marike Bernarda and 1b Dieuwke Baukje.
This Wybren was born on 4-10-1776 and baptised on 13-10-1776 at Oude Mirdum, Friesland. He was a sailorman and married on 2-2-1806 at Dokkum to Sieuwke Goverts. Like his brother Jakob Ruurds, he takes the name Stellinga, date 24-12-1811 at Stavoren. The official document is pictured, when you click the link. Wybren wrote his name instead of a little cross.
64 Wybren Ruurds Stellinga 1776 had 3 sons and 1 daughter: Ruurd Wybrens, born on 17-2-1807 at Dokkum; the descendants of Ruurd Wybrens are in the diagram below.
---Son Ruurd Wybrens 1807 married june 14 1835 to Antje Vrij, daughter of Ernst Jans Vrij:.


RUURD WYBRENS STELLINGA 1807:

64 WYBREN RUURDS 1776
            | X 65 Sieuwke Goverts 1780
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RUURD WYBRENS 1807--PIER WYBRENS 1811--32 GOVERT WYBRENS 1816 en Antje Wybrens 1809
            | x Antje Vrij
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Sieuwke 1837 en Johanna en ERNST 1839 en JOHANNES 1842 en WYBREN 1844
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                  RUURD 1865 en Johanna 1868 en Antje 1871
                        |x Emmetje Vermeer
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            ERNST 1888       en HERMAN 1891
                  x 1 Jannetje Meijer
                  x 2 Barbara Moos

-Ernst 1839 married twice: 25-5-1862 to Luutske Kiestra at Dokkum, Friesland and 15-5-1864 at Dokkum to Anna Klasina Kreeft. Children from these marriages: Ruurd, born 27-2-1863, died 8-4-1863; Ruurd, born 23-3-1865; Johannes Bonifacius, born 1-1-1867, died 12-1-1867; Johanna, born 5-7-1868; Antje born 19-8-1871 all at Dokkum. With this Ruurd the Stellinga-family goes on: he marries 30-11-1887 at Utrecht to Emmetje Vermeer. They had 2 sons, Ernst, born 11-2-1888 (grandfather Ernst is witness) and a son Herman, born 16-10-1891.


64 WYBREN RUURDS 1776
            |x 65 Sieuwke Goverts 1780
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RUURD WYBRENS 1807 and Antje Wybrens 1809 and PIER WYBRENS 1811 and 32 GOVERT WYBRENS 1816
            |x Antje Vrij
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Sieuwke 1837 and Johanna and ERNST 1839 and JOHANNES 1842 and WYBREN 1844
                                                                                    |xJohanna Jansen                   |
                                                                                    |                                           Wietske 1870
                                                                                    |                                           Anna Klazina 1879
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      Gastina M. 1868 and Antje 1870 and Dirkje 1872 and Johanna 1875 and RUURD JOHANNES 1877 and JOHANNES H.M.
                                                                                                                        |x Bouwiena Raadsheer                   |
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                                                                                          JOHANNES RUURD 1907                                     HANS en JAN 1933
                                                                                                      |x Janna Ringnalda                                                                   |
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                                                                                                      |                                                                                           ROBBERT
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                                                      Edith 1934 and Bouwiena H. 1936 and Janna 1938 and Monica 1949 and
                                          RUURD JOHANNES 1939 and DIRK 1942 and JOHANNES RUURD 1978 and GERBEN A. 1948
                                                      |x H. Boerma                                                       |x C. Zandee                               |x W.Dekker
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                                          JOHANNES RUURD 1969 and                                    MARTIJN 1979 and                   PETER-FRANK 1973 and
                                          HESSEL JAN JAAP 1973 and                                    Anne 1981                               Annelies 1975
                                          Else Bouwien 1975

-Johannes 1842 married 18-5-1867 at Leeuwarden, Friesland tot Johanna Jansen. They had 5 daughters and 2 sons: Gastina Magdalena, born 16-7-1868 at Dokkum, married to C.L.A.Lietze; Antje (Anna), born 21-9-1870 at Dokkum, married to Douwe Jansen (a nephew); Dirkje, born 24-12-1872 at Dokkum and Johanna, born 22-4-1875 at Dokkum, both not married; Trijntje, born 20-10-1879 at Utrecht, of whom I don't know anything. The 2 sons from the marriage of Johannes Stellinga and Johanna Jansen were: Ruurd Johannes, born 16-9-1877 at Utrecht and Johannes Herman Martinus. Ruurd Johannes married to B.H.Raadsheer and had at least one son Johannes Ruurd; and his brother Johannes Herman Martinus, born 1880(?) at Utrecht, married H.Noteboom, they had 2 sons: Hans and Jan(Johannes).
-Wybren 1844 was born 20-9-1844 at Dokkum, married 22-5-1870 to Grietje de Vries at Dokkum. They had 7 children, 5 died young: Ruurd, born 12-8-1877 died 1-5-1878; Antje, born 4-3-1872 at Dokkum died 14-7-1872; Grietje and Antje, a twin, born 13-11-1874 died one day later on 14 november and againa daughter Antje, born 14-5-1873 died 3-10-1873. I did not find dates of death of 2 daughters Wietske, born 29-12-1870 at Dokkum and Anna Klazina, born 15-5-1879 at Dokkum.
A daughter of Gastina Magdalena Lietze-Stellinga wrote in a letter to my father Govert, that Wybren went to America when he was still young. In a "register of emigrants" (register van landverhuizers) (archives at Zwolle?) a Wybren Stellinga is mentioned leaving in 1881 with unknown destination. He was at that time 37 years old and had 2 children. This could be our Wybren Stellinga 1844.


32 GOVERT WYBRENS STELLINGA 1816:

64 WYBREN RUURDS 1776
      |x 65 Sieuwke Goverts 1780
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RUURD WYBRENS 1807 and Antje Wybrens 1809 and PIER WYBRENS 1811 and 32 GOVERT WYBRENS 1816
                                                                                                                                          |x 33Aaltje van Rijs
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                                                                              JAKOB 1841---16 GOVERT 1846---WYBREN 1842(†1845)
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                                                                  GOVERT 1867----------HENDRIKUS 1870 (†1873)
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                                          Catharina Johanna 1890 and GOVERT 1892 and HENDRIK JAN 1895
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                                                                                          |                         GOVERT 1924 and ANDRIES 1929 en Hendrika 1934
                                                                  GOVERT and WILLEM


---Antje Wybrens was born in 1809, she married on 23-6-1836 at Leeuwarden to Watze de Vries. Antje died january 10, 1876 at the age of 66. Her children are named "de Vries". I will not search very hard for them...

---Pier Wybrens was born in september 1811, I don't know any descendants. I only know his name and that he has to be born in septembre 1811, according the document of taking a family name of 64 Wybren Ruurds Stellinga 1776.

---32 Govert Wybrens 1816 was born on 12-5-1816 at Dokkum. In 1817 his father 64 Wybren Ruurds 1776 left Dokkum as a sailor and never returned. Shipwreck? The reason is unknown to me.
I show part of the document, produced at the marriage of 32 Govert Wybrens Stellinga 1816 and 33 Aaltje van Rijs on 17-1-1841 at Dokkum:

"Bote Schaafsma bookstorekeeper, Johannes Schilwald and Johannes Veltkamp both servers of the Police and Jacob van Rijs basket-maker, all of competent age and living at Dokkum, declared to know very well the person of Govert Wiebrens Stellinga worker at Dokkum, and to know very well, that his father Wiebren Ruurds Stellinga Since twentythree years is absent, without being able to know, whether his father is alive or already dead, because there were no messages since his departure received by his wife, in spite of all efforts done to seek for the place of his whereabouts.
Whitnesses declare to know that they knew Govert Wiebrens Stellinga always very well an very close, so they know very well, what they declared. "

More information about the third son of 64 Wybren Ruurds Stellinga, my ancestor 32 Govert Wybrens Stellinga 1816: Govert was born on 12-5-1816 and baptized on 2-6-1816 gedoopt at Dokkum. He married Aaltje van Rijs at Dokkum on 17-1-1841. They had a son Jakob on 8-5-1841. A son Wybren, born on 7-11-1842, died on 24-4-1845 at Dokkum. Govert Wybrens himself died on 14-3-1846 at Dokkum, 29 years old, while 3 days later his son Govert was born on 17-3-1846.
Son Jakob 1841 married on 23-12-1866 at Leeuwarden to Trijntje Reis. They had a son Govert on 22-3-1867 at Dokkum and on 15-8-1870 at Leeuwarden a son Hendrikus. Govert 1867 married on 2-1-1892 to Jacomina Petronella Schutte, born 20-2-1872. At the time of their marriage they both acknowledged Catharina Johanna, born on 21-4-1890, as their daughter. On 2-7-1892 at Kampen Govert is born. About son Hendrik Jan I know that he was born in 1895 and that he had 3 children: Govert in 1924, Andries in 1929 and Hendrika in 1934.
Hendrikus 1870 was born 15-8-1870 and died 3 years young on 22-8-1873 in Veendam.

The second son of 32 Govert Wybrens Stellinga 1816, son Govert 1846 was born on 17-3-1846 and married 16-11-1873 to Annigje de Jong. On 24-3-1881 a daughter Aaltje was born and on 22-1-1883 son 8 Hendrik 1883. On 15-6-1885 there is a daughter again: Trijntje Riemke, who died on 24-4-1888. Again on 2-6-1889 another daughter Trijntje Riemke was born.
8 Hendrik 1883 is my grandfather and is placed in the quarterly list as: 8 HENDRIK STELLINGA 1883. Hendrik married to Trijntje Riemersma and had 3 children: 4 GOVERT STELLINGA 1913, Klaske and Annigje. He died on 4-4-1965 at Leeuwarden.
4 GOVERT 1913 married on 23-8-1939 to 5 DIEUWKE BAUKJE DE JONG 1912. They had 3 sons: HENDRIK DOUWE 1941, 2 DOUWE GOVERT STELLINGA 1945 and RUURD WYBREN GOVERT 1947.
Douwe Govert 1945 (yes, that's me!) married on 27 december 1968 to 3 HENDRINA ALIDA VAN DORMALEN 1946; we had 2 daughters: 1a MARIKE BERNARDA STELLINGA 1972 and 1b DIEUWKE BAUKJE STELLINGA 1975.


64 WYBREN RUURDS 1776
      |x 65 Sieuwke Goverts 1780
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RUURD WYBRENS 1807 andAntje Wybrens 1809 and PIER WYBRENS 1811 and 32 GOVERT WYBRENS 1816
                                                                                                                                                |x Aaltje van Rijs
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                                                                              JAKOB 1841 and 16 GOVERT 1846 and WYBREN 1842(†1845)
                                                                                                                  |x 17 Annigje de Jong 1849
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                                                                  8 HENDRIK 1883 and AALTJE 1881 and TRIJNTJE RIEMKE 1889
                                                                        |x 9 Trijntje Riemersma 1888
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                                          4 GOVERT 1913 and KLASKE 1921 and ANNIGJE 1925
                                                |x 5 Dieuwke Baukje de Jong 1912
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HENDRIK DOUWE 1941 and 2 DOUWE GOVERT 1945 and RUURD WYBREN GOVERT 1947
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      |                                                       |                                                       JENS BART KLAAS 1982
      |                                                       |                                                       BART JELLE PAAPE 1985
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      |                                     1a MARIKE BERNARDA 1972
      |                                           |                   1b DIEUWKE BAUKJE 1975
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      |                                           |                         WILLEM 2001 and PIET 2005 and MARIE 2007
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      |                               TIJN 2002 and SUUS 2006 and MINK 2007
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ARJON GOVERT 1968 and Marjolijn Liesbeth 1973
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      |                                           ARJAN and LUKE
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ROEL FEMKE


8 Hendrik Stellinga 1883 had 3 children, my father 4 Govert Stellinga 17-3-1913, Klaske 1-1-1921 and Annigje in 1925. Klaske 1921 married Jente de Vries and Annigje 1925 married Henri Augustijn. 4 Govert Stellinga 1913 married Dieuwke Baukje de Jong on 27-8-1939 and had 3 sons: Hendrik Douwe 1941 (born 29-11-1941, Leiden), Douwe Govert 1945 (13-9-1945, Wildervank) and Ruurd Wybren Govert 1947 (12-7-1947, Groningen).


2.2.4. TIJS RUURDS STELLINGA 1781

The fourth son of Ruurd Piers 1740 and Wytske Jakobs was Tijs Ruurds 1781. He was born on 19-10-1781 at Bakhuizen in the "grietenij" (region or community) Gaasterland. He was baptized on 19-11-1781. He married in 1815(?) to Grietje Everts Potjebier. I was not able to find any children. If there are any descendants to Tijs Ruurds is unclear. I did find, that Tijs Ruurds was a witness to the wedding of his nephew Ruurd Jakobs Stellinga 1803 to Trientje Theunis de Groot. Tijs Ruurds was 58 years old at that moment and was a policeman. He died on 8-12-1846 at Stavoren 65 years; he was a porter and widower of Grietje Everts Potjebier. Whether or not he had children, I do not know…
In Hindeloopen dies on 17-2-1822 a woman called Grietje Everts, 56 years old, not married, the official document says,"having had a wandering life". Is this the same Grietje Everts?

CHAPTER 3 STREAM B

Up to now it has been impossible to connect stream B to stream A. Possibly the name Wybren is an indication, in a way that this stream is connected through a mother to the family of today. The difference is the living places: stream B(Minnertsga)-stream A(Oude Mirdum) is an indication denuying a possibe connection. For the time being I give (with a very big question mark) the mother of 512 WYBREN TIJSZES the number 1025 and the last known of stream B number 2050. The drawing below will make things more clear:
We will have to keep on searching, to discover if there is any truth in this….


                                                                  16400 HESSEL
                                                                        |
                                                                        |
                                                                  8200 HERDT HESSELS STELLINGA 1545
                                                                        |x 8201 Aef Annesdr 1552
                                                                        |
                                                                  4100 WYBREN HERDTS STELLINGA
                                                                        |x 4101 Itske Liubbes Luijmes
                                                                        |
2048 PIER THIJSZN                                     2050 HESSEL WYBRENS STELLINGA
      |                                                                   |
1024 THIJS PIERS       x 1025 ??(maybe a sister of Hessel Wybrens?)
      |
512 WYBREN TYSZES


Here is the row with each time the father:

2050 HESSEL WYBRENS STELLINGA,

4100 WYBREN HERDTS STELLINGA, married to 4101 ITSKE LIUBBES LUIJMES, living at Minnertsga.

8200 HERDT HESSELS STELLINGA 1545, lived 1545-1618,
married to AEF ANNESDOCHTER 1552 (lived 1552-1620),

16400 HESSEL

I found the names of 8200 HERDT HESSELS STELLINGA and his wife in some notes about gravestones at the graveyard of the church of Minnertsga. There were 2 notes about this HERDT HESSELS and his wife: there was a grave with their names and the family arms of the Stellinga-family. One morning looking for it did not have any results…. Maybe that was a result of a fire in about 1948.
A significant fact is, that the family had a familyname, that was in that time not common for normal people...
The family arms is pictured on one of the other pages of the website. It is taken from the "Frysk Jierboek" of 1963.

CHAPTER 4 STREAM C

While searching the Archives in Leeuwarden I found: ANE PIETERS STELLINGA 1792, born 21 october 1792 at Nijehaske. This Ane was a son of PIETER ANNES and SYTSKE PIETERS VAN ASPEREN. In 1821 Ane lived in Nijehaske, Friesland "in the ship lying at the limekiln". He married his first wife WYTSKE ARJENS BOONSTRA 29-3-1821. Their daughter MARTJEN ANES was born on 16-10-1821. A twin was born 4-11-1823: Wytske and Akke. Akke died on 13 november, mother Wytske on 14 november and sister Wytske on 25 november 1821. We find Ane Pieters back again in Rheezerveen in NE Overijssel, where he married SIETSKE ANDRIES MOOIJBROEK They had children: PIETER born 12-6-1827 and LAMMIGJEN 6-7-1829. In 1827 Ane is worker and when Lammigjen is born, he claims to be skipper.
Here is a schedule of the relatives of ANE PIETERS STELLINGA 1792:


ANE PIETERS
      |x Hinke Anskes
      |
PIETER ANNES STELLINGA circa 1760
      |x Sytske Pieters van Asperen
      |
      |
Baukje Pieters 1782 and Sjoukje Pieters 1790 and Hinke Pieters 1785 and Aentje Pieters 1787 and ANE PIETERS 1792
                                                                                                                                                            |x 1 Wytske Arjens Boonstra
                                                                                                                                                            |x 2 Sietske Andries Mooybroek
                                                                                                                                                            |
                                                                                          Martjen 1821 and PIETER 1827 and Lammigjen 1829
                                                                                                                        |x Aaltje van der Weide
                                                                                                                        |
                                                                                                                        |
                                                                                                                        |
                                                            Johanna 1860 and Eliza 1865 and Aaltje 1868
                                                            JANNES 1851 and EGBERT 1854 and SIES 1857 and HENDRIK 1862


PIETER STELLINGA 1827 died 18-10-1875 (18-01-1875?) in Ambt Hardenbergh (Northeast Overijssel). He had 4 sons: Jannes 1851, Egbert 1854, Sies 1857 and Hendrik 1862 and 3 daughters Johanna 1860, Eliza 1865 and Aaltje 1868.
Johanna Stellinga was born on 1-1-1860, married 28-2-1881 to Geert Welmer Noppers, dochter Eliza married to Albert Bols on 17-4-1886, died 9-2-1900. Daughter Aaltje 1868 married Henderikus Croesen in Coevorden.
To make things as clear as possible, I make 4 separate chapters of the four sons of PIETER STELLINGA 1827:
CHAPTER 4.1 JANNES STELLINGA 1851
CHAPTER 4.2 EGBERT STELLINGA 1854
CHAPTER 4.3 SIES STELLINGA 1857
CHAPTER 4.4 HENDRIK STELLINGA 1862 and his descendants.


CHAPTER 4.1 JANNES STELLINGA 1851

JANNES STELLINGA 1851
      |x Gesina Snijder
      |
      |
PIETER 1876 and LAMBERT 1880 and ALBERT 1883 and HENDRIK 1887 and Gesina 1891 and Aaltje 1896

Jannes was born 21-10-1851 in Dedemsvaart, he married 13-11-1874 to Gesina Snijder. Pieter was born 24-11-1876, he married to Aukje Brouwer on 15-8-1904. Lambert was born 6-4-1880 in Lutten, married 24-11-1911 to Elisabeth Rass. I don't know very much details of Albert, born 27-5-1883, and Hendrik, born 17-4-1887. Daughter Gesina, born 22-2-1881, married 18-4-1914 to Berend Schuurman an Aaltje, born in 1896, married 10-6-1922 in Vriezenveen to Johannes Weijers.



CHAPTER 4.2 EGBERT STELLINGA 1854

EGBERT STELLINGA 1854
      |x Annigje Welmers
      |
      |
Aaltje 1879 and Roelofje 1887 and Annigje 1893 and Jentien 1898
HARM 1882 and PIETER 1884 and HENDRIK 1891             and EGBERT 1896                         and JAN 1902      
                                                            |                                                                                                      |
                                                            |                                                                                                      |
                                                            |                                                            EGBERT      and HENDRIK and JAN and Gonnie, Ans and Kato
                                                            |                                                                                                                  |            
                                                            |                                                                                                                  |
                                                            |                                                                                                            DIMITRI 1965 and ROB 1969
                                                            |
                                                            |
                                                            |
                        JEANNETTE and HENDRICA and EGBERT 1916
                                                                                          |      
                                                                                          |
                                          MARGA and HENDRIK and EGBERT 1944
                                                                                          |
                                                                                          |
                                                                        EGBERT 1969 and AUKJE and SIETSE 1974
                                                                              |                                                       |
                                                                              |                                           LAURA and JASPER and JULIA
                                          EGBERT-AISO and JELMER

Egbert was born on 23-8-1854 in Ambt Hardenbergh. He married 22-8-1877 to Annigje Welmers in Ambt Hardenbergh. They had 5 sons and 4 daughters: daughter Aaltje, born 19/9/1879, married in Losser on 16-7-1901 to Evert Pakes. Daughter Roelofje, born 10-4-1887 in Gramsbergen, wijk De Krim, married 6-8-1908 in Losser to Gerrit Stapelveld. I don't know further details about daughter Annigje, born 3-4-1893. Daughter Jentien, born 10-2-1898 in De Krim, married 29-8-1919 in Schoonebeek to Jannes Mulder.
Son Harm, born 21-6-1882 in Gramsbergen, De Krim, married 10-6-1903 in Losser to Martina Gerdina Wesselink.
Son Pieter, born 24-5-1884, married 12-9-1905 in Losser to Johanna Bokking.
Son Hendrik was born on 29-8-1891, was later living in Tilburg, married there 16-6-1915 to Anna Maria Henrica Mutsaers and had 3 children, Henk, Marga and a son Egbert on 7-4-1916, born in Tilburg. This Egbert married to Marijke van Abeelen and had 3 children: Egbert, Aukje and Sietse.
Son Jan Stellinga was born march,7 1902 in Losser, he married Maria Anna Mutsaers in Tilburg on june, 28 1926. According to his grandson Rob Stellinga from Toronto, Canada, they had 3 sons named Egbert (married to Jeanne), Hendrik (married to Ans), and Jan (moved to Canada, Toronto, married Voula from Greece, and had 2 sons: Dimitri, born in 1965 and Rob born in 1969) and 3 daughters, Ans, Kato and Gonnie Stellinga.
Egbert, born 19-3-1896 in De Krim, married 28-12-1940 to Anny Zebregs. They had the following children Hendrik
Stellinga, born 18-12-1941 Tilburg, Margarete Stellinga born 3-4-1943 Tilburg and Egbert Stellinga 18-3-1944 Tilburg. I am not 100 % sure about the place of birth Tilburg. Hendrik married to José Ketelaars, Margarete trouwde met Ad Couwenberg en Egbert married Maria van Abeelen.



CHAPTER 4.3 SIES STELLINGA 1857

SIES STELLINGA 1857
      |x 1 (1884)Annigje Schonewille
      |x 2 ((1894) Elisabeth Lubbelinkhof
      |
PIETER 1888 and Geertruida 1890 and Aaltje 1893 and ALBERT 1897


Sies Stellinga 1857 was born friday 7-8-1857 in Dedemsvaart, gemeente Ambt Hardenberg. He married twice: to Annigje Schonewille 24-4-1884 and on april 6, 1894 to Elisabeth Lubbelinkhof (then widow of Albert Gort). He had 2 sons (see above) and 2 daughters, Geertruida, born 17-10-1890, who married 13-9-1912 to Willem Timmerman in Vriezenveen and Aaltje, born 17-3-1893 in Slagharen. Sies died wednesday 14-8-1918 in Vriezenveen at the age of 61.


CHAPTER 4.4 HENDRIK STELLINGA 1862

HENDRIK STELLINGA 1862
      |x Hillechien Moes
      |
PIETER 1897       and Jentje 1899 and Aaltje 1901 and ALBERT 1905 and Aleida 1909
      | x Hendrikje Tiemens
      |
      |
HENDRIK 1923 and Jentje and Hillechien
      |
      |
      |
PIETER HENDRIK 1949 and HENDRIK HARMANUS 1953 and JOHANNES 1959
      |                                                       |                                                       |
      |                                                       |                                                 DANI:EL PIETER 1988
      |                                                       |                                                 COENRAAD MICHIEL 1995
      |                                                       |                                                 LUCAS HENDRIK 1997
      |                                                 Jolanda 1974
      |                                                 HARTGER 1976
      |                                                 ARJEN 1979
      |                                                 HENDRIK 1983
Hennie 1979

Hendrik Stellinga 1862 was born 29-11-1862 in Avereest, he married 26-4-1895 in Emmen to Hillechien Moes. In 1896 they moved from Emmen to Harsewinkel (Germany). There in Harsewinkel their first son Pieter was born in 1897. Jentje is born 14-10-1899 in Medgehall (England), the children between 1901 and 1909 were born in Schöninghsdorf, Germany. Pieter is born in 1897. He married in 1923 to Hendrikje Tiemens, he had 3 children: son Hendrik, born 1923 and 2 daughters: Jentje and Hillechien. Hendrik Stellinga 1862 died 24-3-1932 te Schoonebeek. About his second son Albert, born in 1905, I do not know very much. Pieter died 25-7-1983 at Nieuw Amsterdam.
Hendrik Stellinga 1923 had 3 sons: Piet (Pieter Hendrik), born in 1949, and Hans (Hendrik Harmanus), born in 1953, and Sjon (Johannes), born in 1959. Piet had one daughter Hennie (1979). Hans had one daughter Jolanda, born in 1974 and 3 sons: Hartger (1976), Arjen (1978) en Hendrik (1983). Jolanda married a Hoekstra: a son Jesper was born in 1999 and a daughter Chiara in 2002. Hartger had 2 daughters: Merel in 2006 and Lotte in 2008. Arjen had a son Thombias in 1999 and a daughter Chloë in 2002.


CHAPTER 5 STREAM D

REIN THEUNIS
      |x Sytske Jetzes
      |
      |
TEUNIS REINS 1762 and Janke Reins 1765
      |x Imke Hommes
      |
      |
REIN TEUNIS 1796 and HOMME TEUNIS 1800 and JETZE TEUNIS 1802 and Janke Teunis 1804 and
                                                      |                                                                               Sytske Teunis 1807 and
                                                      |                                                                              Feikjen Teunis 1810
                                                      |
                                                      |
      Sytske Hommes 1828 and Imkjen Hommes 1831 and Jeltje Hommes 1834 and Theuntje Hommes 1841


In stream D Homme Theunis Stellinga was "discovered" first, he was born in 1800. Researching him, I found a little stream D. I hoped this stream could make a connection between some of the other known streams, but I did not find any connections...Homme is the last man of this stream: hij had 4 married dayghters, at the time of his death in Pingjum on 1-12-1864. His daughter Sytske, born 29-9-1828 in Wonseradeel, married 9-5-1857 to Klaas Broers Feenstra; zijn daughter Imkjen, born 21-5-1831, married 29-4-1854 to Evert Jurres de Bruin; his third daughter Jeltje, born 24-1-1834, married 6-11-1862 to Tjeerd de Vries and daughter Theuntje, born 12-11-1841, married 6-5-1865 to Hyltje de Vries. The row of the familyname Stellinga stops here.
Homme Theunis was a son of Theunis Reins 1762 and Imke Hommes. He had 3 sisters and one brother Rein who died unmarried at the age of 21.About Jetze I do not know anything, not even if this is a son or a daughter of Theunis Reins 1762.
Theunis was een zoon van Rein Theunis, schoolmaster in Witmarsum. In de "collectie in de oude leeszaal Bibliotheek nr 151" of Tresoar in Leeuwarden something about the schoolmasters in Wonseradeel is written: "In 1756 appeared as the new schoolmaster (in Witmarsum) mr. Rein Theunis, from Echten; he was already here april, 10 1756. He married Novembre, 22 1761 to Sytske Jetzes, from Witmarsum. His name is on the "Avondmaalsbeker" (bowl of the Holy Communion) of 1756. Master Rein died here at the end of 1769 overleden. In May 1770 his widow received salary over 3/4 year: 112 guldens 10 stuivers."

CHAPTER 6 STELLINGA'S NOT YET PLACED

ANTJE PIETERS STELLINGA,
Is mentioned at the death certificate of Jan Stellinga dd. 27-8-1826 at Leek, Groningen. Jan did not reach the age of 2 years yet, living at "het Heerenveen" and this Jan was a son of Antje Pieters.

BAUKJE ANES STELLINGA,
died 18-2-1826 at Oppenhuizen at the age of 77, widow of Douwe Piers Sjaardema, she was born at Goenga. She could be a daughter of Ane Pieters en Hinke Anskes, mentioned in chapter 4

JACOBA JANS STELLINGA,
born 20-1-1764 at Leeuwarden, died at Harlingen on 9-6-1824 at the age of 60, widow of Jan Jacobs Burggraaf.

J R STELLINGA
In de "Leeuwarder Courant" (newspaper from Leeuwarden), dated 7-1-1836 is mentioned, that at "the direction of the buoying, beaconing and lighting, that are passed to the department of the Marine, JR Stellinga is appointed lightwatcher at Stavoren".

MARTHA STELLINGA,
died 5-4-1873 at Gramsbergen.

PIETER STELLINGA,
died 22-8-1887 at Gramsbergen.

PIETER STELLINGA,
died 5-9-1888 at Gramsbergen.

PIETER STELLINGA,
died 5-4-1873 at Gramsbergen.

SIJKE JARIGS STELLINGA,
born 8-10-1793 at Molkwerum, daughter of Jarig Jacobs and Janke Jelles, married in Woudsend on 11-9-1816 to Jacob Jans Bijlsma. Probably Janke Jelles remarried as a widdow of Jarig Jacobs to JACOB RUURDS STELLINGA.

WYBREN STELLINGA 1844,
37 years old in 1881 left Holland with 2 children with unknown destination. America?

MARTEN ALES STELLINGA CIRCA 1710
born: Sint Annaparochie
married: 20-1-1732 Luikjen Innes [from Sint Annaparochie] Sint Annaparochie
remarks: standarised names: Marten Alles en Lieuwkjen Ennes;
Source: "Collectie Doop-, Trouw-, Begraaf- en Lidmatenboeken(DTBL), Trouwregister Hervormde gemeente St. Annaparochie 1600-1811, Inventarisnr.: 120"


CHAPTER 7 THE NAME STELLINGA

" It is curious, that the word "Stellinga" is used in very old chronicles, not as a family name but obviously as a name for a function.
First there is the historical work of NITHARDUS, a Frankish chronicle writer in the 9th century, via his mother a grandson of Charles the Great. He wrote in his book about the quarrels of the grandsons of Charles the Great untill the year 843 "Historiarum Libri Quattor" by order of Charles the Balt (823-877). This Charles was one of the sons of Ludwig (?) (778-840); the other sons were Lothar I en Ludwig the German. The empire was divided between them after the death of their father and this resulted in war between them. Nithardus tells us, that Lothar I wanted support from the Saxons, he promised them to get back formerly lost rights.
The Saxons made an uprising and they choose themselves leaders they called "Stellinga". The Latin text from NITHARDUS is: "..qua supra modum cupidi, nomen novum sibi, id est Stellinga, imposuerunt" (..extremely gready, they took a new name: Stellinga)
They weren't exactly the good guys. With all forces united they drove the Lords out of the country and they lived "more antiquo" - as they wanted (NITHARDUS). This is made clear in the "Annales Bertiniani", where you read, that the "Stellingii", always inclined to evil, decided to follow the pagan customs more than the sacraments of Christianity. In the "Annales Xantenses" is stated, that in that time in the whole of Saxony the power of the servants (servorum) over their masters had become very great and that the first did many unreasonable things.
But things were very bad for them in the end… Ludwig the German defeated them in an honorable battle.
Afterwards the Stellinga have revolted again, but were defeated again and destroyed in big battle.
NITHARDUS moralises tot this event: "sic auctoritate interiit, quod sine auctoritate surgere praesumpsit" (in this way the power destroys whatever dares to rise without any authority).

What is the meaning of the word "Stellinga" used here?
According to prof. dr.A. van der LEE of "De Vrije Universiteit" (letter dated 28-8-1969) you can assume, that the above mentioned unfree serfs called themselves "Stellinga" a so called "nomen appellativum", meaning those who belong to the "stal" (stable), also farmer servants or servants in common. After a lot of century's this name has become a family name, especially in the northern parts of the old Germania, as you can notice in the Dutch names Huisman, Molenaar de Boer, etc. (in English Carpenter, Sawyer?)
In about the 13th century the word "Stellinga" has been upgraded to fully powered farmerlords also having the right to speak justice. Think about "Stellingwerf", "werf" (=place) of the Stellingi ."stellingen".
Drs. J. VISSER, chartermaster at the Rijksarchief (State Archive) of Friesland, says to this, that one can think of other examples of upgrading of names of a profesion name or rank: marshall (at first that was a horse-servant) or the English word knight (Dutch "knecht"= servant)

Prof. van der LEE tells , that the additive "-ing" in old German had the primary function of constructing family names and than has the meaning of "belonging to .." or "part of .." Husinga (belonging to the house (in Dutch: huis or huus). From this name the well known family name Huizinga develops.
It has to be the same with the word "Stellinga". This word, pointing out a group of persons, remained in the language, but the contents have changed throughout the century's, till it became a family name…..
Prof. Dr. W. J. BUMA (Fries Instituut (Frisian Institute) of the Public University at Groningen) is heading the same direction. The name Stellinga has to be coming from the word "stelle", which is according the Friese Woordenboek (Frisian dictionnary) van Waling-Dijkstra e.o.: "real estate, land, for which the owner according to the former Frisian Right had to pay a certain tax, so that the owner had the right to vote.
Further the professor indicates the way the name Stellinga has been formed. Adding the suffix -ing the word stelling is made, meaning someone living on a "stelle" (a piece of land in Friesland century's ago). The suffix -a, in the old Frisian language the plural genitive is used to make from the word "stelling" the family name Stellinga. A Stellinga was thus originally a person descending from someone living on a "stelle".

Drs. H. HALBERTSMA, author of the IIId chapter of "Het Friese Koninkrijk" (The Frisian Kingdom) telling the history of Friesland, wrote in a lettre dd 23-5-1969 his thoughts about Stellinga. He says Stellinga indicates a function, a judge of lower order, a village-judge. According to him the name is not coming from Friesland, but from Neder Saksen (Lower Saxony) According to him, and prof van der Lee agrees, the region Stellingwerf was part of the county Drenthe (History of Friesland, page 586) east of Friesland.
HALBERTSMA explains also, that the "Stellinga" became the lower country nobility, leading the resistance against the feudalisation of the community by the Karolingians. The Karolingians were helped by the higher nobility, because the higher nobility did not have any disadvantages of this process….

The meaning of the familyname Stellinga seems to be derived from the word "stelle" as a piece of land including the right to vote. Prof. Buma says so, and also the chartermaster Visser… "

And there is our ancestor WYBREN TYSSES (died 1715) who was owner of some "places" (=stelle's) and village-judge..!