Hattem is a municipality and a town in the eastern Netherlands. The municipality had a population of 12,173 in 2019. The municipality includes the hamlet of 't Zand.
The name “Hattem” is a typical farmyard name. The exact origin of “Hattem” is yet unclear. In general two explanation exist. Hattem would be the ‘heem’ of a people who belong to the tribe of Chattuarii . A second origin could refer to the leader of a people under the leader Hatto. This fits with the fact that a lot of farmyard names are deduced from persons names.
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Hattem, Gelderland, Netherlands