Dutch term – Kind, kinderen

A kind is a child, plural kinderen. You may come across the term in wills, guardian appointments or other types of notarial and court records.

Children in Volendam. Credits: Bernard F. Eilers, collection Amsterdam City Archives (public domain)

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  1. Connie Saathoff says

    My grandfather came from Barneveld, Netherlands. He always would refer to his kids, grandkids, etc as Kiddies.

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