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Skettens (The Netherlands)
Wûnseradiel municipality, Fryslân province
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adopted 19 Apr 1955; design: Kl. Sierksma
Skettens (Dutch: Schettens) is a village in Wûnseradiel municipality
in the province of Fryslân.
Flag: per flydiagonal red - white - red - white; at the hoist the narrowed
adopted 1955; design: Kl. Sierksma.
Arms: per bend gules and argent; in gules a rose argent; in argent
a fleur-de-lis gules.
The elements and colors are derived from the arms of the Osinga family,
which had a "stins" (fortified house) in Skettens.
Skettens has c. 200 inhabtitants, but three churches. In the village-"terp"
(mound) proto-Frisian pottery has been found.
Nickname: "keallepoaten" - calf's legs - local sirupy cake, dentist's
Source: It Beaken, jrg. xxxi, # 3-4, Dec 1969
Encyclopedie van Friesland, 1958
Groot Schimpnamenboek van Nederland, by Dirk van der Heide, 1998
Jarig Bakker, 12 Apr 2005
by Jarig Bakker, 12 Apr 2005