These arms were
registered with the Dutch Heraldry Society by Hendrik Jan Evenboer,
born Emmercompascum, 1951, living in Thale, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany,
and Ben Evenboer, born Glanerbrug December 8, 1955, living in Ede,
province of Gelderland, the Netherlands, sons of Hendrik Evenboer
(1920-1992) and Hendrikje Padberg (1924-2004).
The arms are canting and refer to the hamlet Ruitenveen in the
municipality of Dalfsen, Netherlands. The Dutch word 'ruiten'
translates to lozenges, the word 'veen' to moor (Sable), and the
hamlet of Ruitenveen is built on a sand ridge (Or) in the moor.
The genealogy of the Evenboer family starts with Hendrik Jans
Evenboer, born Nieuwleusen 1752, farmer in Ruitenveen, son of Jan
Henriks and Grietjen Roelofs, died Nieuwleusen March 23, 1840,
married Nieuwleusen April 6, 1782 to Annigje Hendriks, born
Ruitenveen 1758, died Zwollerkerspel July 8, 1814.
Most of the members of the family Evenboer live in the Netherlands,
but some branches spread to the U.S. state of Michigan, the province
of Antwerp in Belgium, and to the German states North
Rhine-Westphalia and Saxony-Anhalt.
The coat of arms of the Evenboer family may be used by all living
descendants of Hendrik Jans Evenboer and Annigje Hendriks, bearing
the surname Evenboer.