This Ritsema family originates in Hornhuizen, Groningen. The earliest generations were farmers on the farm called Retsemaheerd. It appears that this family takes their name from this farm. You will find the name spelled Ritsema, Retsema, Retzema.
In this genealogy are descendents of Popke Jeltes. Some take the name Ritsema, but others take the names Leima and Bulthuis.
There are other Ritzema families in Groningen, but I don't believe that there is any relationship between them and this one.
Note: In the following genealogy I have included some related families. The ones that are part of the genealogy proper will be numbered in the form R.IV.3 (which means fourth generation, third family).
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|Popke Jeltes||Jelte Popkes||Jan Jeltes||Lijsbeth Jans|
|Pijtter Jans (Leima)|
|Jelte Jans Ritsema||Jan Jeltes Ritsema|
|Jacob Jeltes Ritsema|
|Luije Jans Ritsema|
|Popke Jans||Anje Popkes Ritsema|
|Jan Popkes Ritsema|
|Harm Jeltes||Lijsabeth Harms|
|Pieter Jeltes||Lijsebeth Pieters|
|Jelte Pieters Bulthuis||Pieter Jeltes Bulthuis|
|Sieger Jeltes Bulthuis|
|Jan Jeltes Bulthuis|
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