Nederlandse Familienamenbank

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Bijl
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Hakbijl
Klinkenbijl
Hogenbijl
Blankenbijl

verklaring:
Dutch: it is tempting to regard this name in accordance with the proverb "to hit with the botte bijl 'blunt axe'" as a nickname for someone who behaves himself rather crude. But probably a better suggestion is to presume that Botbijl has been an occupational nickname for a working man with a kind of axe (bijl), which resembles a specific broad kind of spade by experts known as a 'bot'.

Citeren:
Leendert Brouwer, 'Bodbijl', in: Nederlandse Familienamenbank = CBG Familienamen, Amsterdam, Meertens Instituut / Den Haag, CBG Centrum voor familiegeschiedenis, 2000...


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