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5/6/2024, 11:32 AM Mike C
3/16/2024, 5:05 PM NZgenea
3/16/2024, 5:02 PM NZgenea

Name Drielsma
Type Surname (from location)
Usage Dutch, Jewish
Other Forms FormsDrilsma
Edit Status Statusnot set

Meaning & History

Derived from the Frisian town IJlst. IJlst in Frisian is Drylts > Dryls > Driels combined with the Frisian surname suffix -(s)ma, which is most likely derived from Old Frisian monna meaning "men". Drielsma has Frisian Jewish origins.

Known bearers are the Dutch schulptor Appie Drielsma (1937-2014) and the Surinamese politician Jacques Drielsma (1886-1974).
Added 3/16/2024 by NZgenea