World Cup stars Andries and Danny Noppert turn out to be distant relatives

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NOS Footballyesterday, 10:05

They both come from the Frisian Joure and are both at a World Cup this month. Orange keeper Andries Noppert and darts player Danny Noppert are not supposed to be related, but they turn out to be distant cousins. This is evident from pedigree research of Omrop Fryslân.

The origin of both Nopperts lies in the head of Overijssel. The families moved to Friesland in the 18th century.

Officially, Danny Noppert is a great-great-great-great-great-great-grandnephew of Andries Noppert. Both have Jan Otten as ancestor, nine generations back.

The family tree of Danny and Andries Noppert:

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The family tree of Andries and Danny Noppert goes back to the same ancestor

When all families had to register a surname in the French period, the name ‘Noppert’ was registered twice. Jacob Jans Noppert, Danny’s ancestor, was the first to adopt the name for his descendants in 1812.

A month later, his nephew Jan Hendriks Noppert also adopted the surname in Joure. The goalkeeper of the Dutch national team descends from him.

The deeds in which the Nopperts recorded their surname:

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The deeds in which Jacob Jans Noppert and Jan Hendriks Noppert recorded their surnames

Tomorrow Andries Noppert can play again at the World Cup in Qatar. Danny Noppert can be seen on December 23 at 9 p.m. at the World Darts Championship in London.

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