Official name: Reduzum (Dutch: Roordahuizum), a village in Boarnsterhim
municipality, Fryslân; it used to be in the former municipality of
Idaarderadeel. The Frisian names vary: also Roardahuzum, Readhuzum. The
village is the only place which was in the Middle Ages in the former Middelzee.
Nickname: "hoannekneppelers" - rooster beaters (same procedure
as with "kattekneppelers" see Jirnsum)
- however it may also be the result of a village feud with Eagum,
where the rooster was so important.
Roardhuzen: coat of arms: in blue a yellow corn-sheaf; in chief two golden stars;
in between a turned silver crescent.
The arms is a combination of coats of arms of important families, namely Bootsma
(the stars and the crescent), and Aytsma (the sheaf).
Flag: two vertical stripes of blue and yellow, proportioned 2:1; in
the blue stripe a yellow corn-sheaf.
Source: Genealogysk Jierboekje 1986.
Encyclopedie van Friesland, 1958.
Jarig Bakker, 21 Aug 2003