Dutch term – Broer, broeder

A broer or broeder (old spelling) is a brother.

A half-brother is a halfbroer or broeder van halven bedde (brother of half a bed; old term).

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Henry J. Wilterdink family: four brothers and four sisters

See the chart for other Dutch terms for relationships.

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Yvette Hoitink, CG®, QG™ is a professional genealogist in the Netherlands. She holds the Certified Genealogist credential from the Board for Certification of Genealogists and has a post-graduate diploma in Family and Local History from the University of Dundee. She has been doing genealogy for over 30 years and helps people from across the world find their ancestors in the Netherlands. Read about Yvette's professional genealogy services.

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