Official name: Idaerd (Dutch: Idaard), in Boarnsterhim municipality, Fryslân.
Used to be in Idaarderadeel; in the Middle Ages seat of the "grietenij"
(municipality) of Edawerderadeel (1392). Population: (1958) 125; (1973):
Village nickname: "foksen" - foxes. Fox-hunting was quite popular here
in ancient times, but perhaps the villagers were also known to be a bit
Idaerd: Coat of Arms: Divided 1. in silver two red roses; 2. in blue a silver
swan swimming with a red beak and black knob. The red roses are derived
from the arms of the Scheltinga family, and the swan from the arms of the
Flag: two vertical stripes of blue and red, proportioned 2:1; in the
blue stripe a white swimming swan.
Source: Genealogysk Jierboekje 1986.
Encyclopedie van Friesland, 1958.
Jarig Bakker, 20 Aug 2003