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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
Skettens Coat of Arms
by Jarig Bakker, 12 Apr 2005