Patrick on September 10th, 2008,

My latest internet researches show that there are basically three countries where people with familiy name “Binksma” live in:

1. Germany. My familiy lives in fifth generation in germany. The grandfather of my grandfather was Johannes Binksma, born August, 8th 1863 in Leeuwarden, Netherlands.

2. Netherlands. Roots of the Name Binksma lay in the province Friesland. In 1993 there were 11 people registered in the phonebooks of netherlands. You will find a map about name distribution on

3. Canada: It seems that some of the family emmigrated to canada in the past two centuries.

Is your surname Binksma? Then please get in touch with me and lets see if you are maybe my nephew in the third degree 🙂

All information I gathered about the familyname can be found at, To be honest the tool which is used at this page is not very easy to use. Therefore I also created an easier to read family tree as pdf. You can download it from: stammbaum.pdf.

best regards,


2 Responses to “Are we related?”

  1. Hi,
    I am Jack Binksma, born in Germany. My fathers name was Jacobus Binksma born in Freesland. I have two brothers here in Canada, Eric and Eugene, A sister Frieda also here in Canada. Yes we all emigrayed at different times to Canada. Jack

  2. Riekje westhoff
    May 12th, 2015 at 10:53

    Hello ,
    Mij granma was J Binksma and THE brother of Youri pa
    I was one tiIME inKeufbeuren
    Kind regard
    Riekje westhoo

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