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Origin and Settlement of New York Families
by Joel N. Eno

Barheit, Jeronimus Hanse; m. at Albany, 1684

Barkeloo (Barckelloo, Borkelo), Wyllem Jansen van; his family originally from (Bor(c)keloe, a community near Zutphen in Gelderland; he came to Nee Amsterdam before 1662; settled at Flatlands, Long Island, 1683.

Beeckman, Martin Hendricksen; from Hamelwaard in the Duchy of Bremen, 1638, to serve the patroon Van Rensselaer at Rensselaerwyck near Albany; 3 sons and 3 daughters.

Beekman, Wilhelmus; from Hasselt in Overyssel, Holland, settled at New Amsterdam, 1647.

Benson, Dirck; from Groningen to New Amsterdam, 1648; to Beverwyck (Albany), 1654.

Bergen, Hans Hansen van (alias H. H. van Bergen in Noorwegen, and H. H. Noorman=H. H. v. B. of Norway, or H. H. the Norseman); via Holland to New Amsterdam, 1633.

Bergen, Martin Gerretsen van; from Holland to Beverwyck, 1630; descendants on the Hudson, above the Highlands.

Bleecker, Jan Janse; 1658 from Meppel in Overyssel to Beverwyck.

Bogardus, Everardus; 1633 in New Amsterdam.

Bogart, Cornelis van der; from Schoenderwoert, near Leerdam, Holland, before 1640 to Rensselaerwyck; children in Albany. His brother, Gysbert, was in New Amsterdam, 1640; in Catskill before 1661; four sons.

Boerum, Remsen (van) (son of Remmert Jansen Vanderbeek); in Brooklyn, 1647.

Bontecou, (Du. Bontekoe, brindled cow), Pierre; via France and England to New York, 1689.

Brevoort, Hendrick J., 1630 at New Amersfoort, Long Island.

Brokaw=Broucard, Bourger (Huguenot); from Mannheim in the Rhine Palatinate to Bushwick, Long Island, 1684.

Brower=Brouwer Kerckhoven, Adam; 1647 in Brooklyn.

Buskirk, see Van Buskirk.

Conover=Couwenhoven, Wolfert Gerretsen van; from Amersfoort in Utrecht province to Rensselaerwyck, 1630; orig. from Couwenhoven or Kauwenhoven, a village 9 miles southwest of Amersfoort.

Cortelyou=Corteljau, Jacques (Huguenot); to New Utrecht, N. Y., 1652; at Flatbush, Long Island, 1684

Cuyler, Hendrick; 1664, Albany

De Forest, Henry and Isaac (sons of Jan); from Amsterdam to Harlem, N. Y., 1636

Delamater (de la Maitre), Claude; from Artois, France, via Amsterdam, to Flatbush, Long Island.

Delancy=Etienne de Lanci, Caen; Normandy, 1686 to N. Y.

De Peyster, Johannis; from Haarlem, Holland, to New Amsterdam about 1645.

Devou=De Veaux, Frederick; in New York, 1675

Dewees, Cornelius, Lewis and Willem, three sons of Gerrett Hendrickse De Wees (the orphan); born at Leeuwarden, Friesland, they were in Germantown, PA., in 1690.

Douw, Volkert Janszen; from Leeuwarden to Beverwyck, 1638.

Duyckinck=Duyckingh, Evert; Holland to New Netherland.

Flagler=Fleigler, (    ); from Westheim in Franconia, 1711 to Holland; 1735 to Dutchess Co., N.Y.

Flypsen, Frederick; 1647 Bolswaert, Friesland, to New Amsterdam, ancestor of Philipse family.

Frelinghuysen, Rev. Theodorus Jacobus; from Friesland to the vicinity of Somerville, N.J., 1720

Ganesvoort, (    ), from Groningen, Holland, to Albany.

Girard, Stephen; born near Bordeaux, France; to N. Y., 1774; Phiadelphia, 1776.

Goelette, Francois; from France to New york City, 1676.

Groesbeck, Claes, Rotterdam to Beverwyck, 1624; New YorkCity, 1696.

Gouverneur, Nicolas Pierre; 1663, New Amsterdam.

Gulick, Hendrik; Netherlands to New Netherland, 1653.

Hardenbergh, Gerrit Janse; 1667 at Albany; of Hardenberg, town, Overyssel.

Hasbrouck, Isaac; from France (orig. Hazebrouck, in dept. Nord=Flemish Haesebroek), to Ulster Co., NY, 1673.

Haughwout (Hoogwood or Hauwert), village near Hoorn in N. Holland), Pietersen, van; to NY.

Hegeman, Adriaan; from Amsterdam to Flatbush, Long Island, 1650 or 1651.

Hoagland=Hoogland, Cornelis Dircksen; Holland to New Amsterdam before 1645.

Hooglant, Dirck Janse, m. in NY, 1662 (orig. from Hoogland, a village near Amersfoort).

Hoffman, Martin H.; born in Esthonia; 1657 New Netherland.

Houghtaling=Du Hoogteling, Mathys; 1676 Albany=high begetting.

Hun, Harmen T; 1661, Beverwyck, from Amersfoort, Holland.

Kip=Kype, Henry de; Amsterdam to New Amsterdam 1635.

Knickerbocker=Knickerbacker, Herman Jansen; from Friesland to New Amsterdam, before 1700.

Koeymans, Barent Pieterse; 1636 from Utrecht to Coeymans.

Lansing, Gerret; from Hasselt in Overyssel, to New Amsterdam before 1640, with 3 sons and 3 daughters, thence to Rensselaerwyck, 1650.

Lawrence, William; from Mass. to Flushing, Long Island, 1644.

Le Conte, Guillaume, (Huguenot); from France to New Rochelle, NY, 1698.

Lefferts, from a son of Leffert Pietersen van Haughwout; see also Haughwout.

Livingston, Robert; born at Ancrum in Roxburghshire, Scotland; in Chalestown, Mass., 1673; thence to Albany, NY.

Lockermans, Govert, 1633, Jacob and 1642 Pieter; in New Netherlands, brothers from Turnhout, Holland.

Lott, Pieter; from Reynerwout village in Drenthe province, Holland, to Flatbush, Long Island, 1652-53.

Metselaer, Teunis Teunisse; Holland to Beverwyck, 1641.

Polhemius, Theodorus; Holland to New Amsterdam before 1680.

Provoost, Willem; Amsterdam to New Netherland, 1624.

Quackenbos(ch), Pieter van; from Oostgeest, Holland to New Amsterdam about 1670; thence to Albany before 1688.

Rapalje, Joris Jansen (Huguenot); Fort Orange, 1623; New Amsterdam, 1626.

Remsen, from a son of Rem(mert) Jansen Vander beeck; from Holland to Beverwyck, 1642.

Roosevelt=Rozenvelt, Klaas Martensen van; from Holland to New Amsterdam, 1649.

Rutgers, Capt. Harmen; Holland to New Netherland, 1642-45.

Ryerson=Reyerse(n), Ryerse; from Amsterdam; m. at New Amsterdam 1663.

Schenck, Roelof Martense; from Amersfoort, Holland, to New Amsterdam, 1650.

Schermerhorn, Jacob Janse; from Waterland, Holland, to Beverwyck, 1636.

Schoonmaker, Henry; Germany to Ulster Co., NY, before 1653.

Schuyler, Philip Pieterse; from Holland; his first m. in Beverwyck, Dec. 12, 1650; wife Marz. van Schlechtenhorst.

Stoothoff, Elbert Elbertse; from Nieukerken in N. Brabant to New Amsterdam about 1632.

Stuyvesant, Pieter; from Friesland to New Amsterdam, 1647.

Stryker, Jan; from Ruinen in Drenthe Province to Flatbush, Long Island, 1652.

Suydam, Hendrick Reycke; from Suytdam or Zuytdam, Holland, to NY, 1663.

Swartwout, Roelof and Thomas; Holland to New Netherland 1651.

Tappan=Tappen Jurian Teunisse; Holland to Beverwyck, 1662; another Tappan=Eng. Toppan or Tapping in Milford Conn, 1639; settled at Southampton, Long Island.

The regular mode of forming family names in the Low Countries of Netherland (Holland and Belgium), as in Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Iceland was patronymic; that is, the Christian name of the father was the basis of the last name of the son; so Remsen, the son of Rem(mert) Jansen; the ending -- often shortened to -se ; as in Jan-se=son of Jan (English=John); Dirck-se, son of Didrick or Dedrick; Teunis-se, son of Teunis (Antony); but this mode resulting in many duplicate names, there grew into use, as a temporary expedient for distinguishing between duplicate names, the affixing of the native place of each; with the preposition of location, usually van=of; occasionally te, ten, ter=at the; as in the following:

Ten Broeck (=at the Marsh), Johannes; of Holland; had a son born at Albany, 1686.

Ten Eyck (=at the Oak), Coenradt; Amsterdam to New Amsterdam, 1653.

Terhune (=at Huinen, a village in Gelderland), Albert Alberts; at Gravesend, Long Island, 1631; another baptized at New Amsterdam, 1651.

Terwilliger (=at Willige, a parish in Utrecht Province), in Schenectady, 1700.

Tunison=Teunisen, son of Teunis Nyssen or Duyse; from Binnick or Benneken, a village near Arnhem in Gelderland, to New Amsterdam, 1638.

Updike, (=op dyk or dijk, (dwelling) upon the dike)

Van Allen (=Van Allen, parish in Westpahlia), Lourens; thence to Beverwyck, 1630?.

Van Alstyne, see Van Olstine or Hulsteyn.

Van Amburgh (=of Hamburgh); to New Amsterdam.

Van Arsdale (=Dutch van Arsdalen), Symon Jansen; from Holland, 1653 to Flatlands, Long Island.

Van Benshoten (=Dutch van Bunschoten, a village in Utrecht Province); to New Netherland.

Van Brunt, Rutger Joosten; Holland to New Utrecht, Long Island, 1653.

Van Buren (Beuren), Hendrick Cornelis; orig. of Buren, a town in Gelderland; to Long Island, 1683

Van Buskirk (=Dutch van Beskerck), Holland to New Netherland.

Van Camp (=Dutch van Campen=of Kampen, a town in Overyssel province, Holland), to New Netherland.

Van Cleef, Van Cleeve (=Dutchy of Cleves, a town in Rhenish Prussia), to New Netherland, 1630

Van Corlear (Carrelaar), Van Curler, Arendt; Holland to Rensselaerwyck, 1630; Jacobus at Harlem on Manhattan 1653.

Van Cortlandt, Oloff Stevense; Holland to New Netherland, 1638.

Van Cott, Claes Cornelise; Holland to New Netheralnd, 1652.

Vandeleur (=van de Leur=Leur, village in N. Brabant).

Van der Beek or Vanderbeeck, Rem(mert) Jansen; from Holland to Beverwyck, 1642; orig. from Beek (=Brook) a parish in Belgium.

Vanderbilt (=van der Bylt), Jan Aertsen; from Holland to Flatbush, Long Island, about 1640; in New Amsterdam, 1653; orig. probably from het Bildt, a Bailiwick in Friesland, whcih certainly gives name to a famed Dutch family; but there is a parish, de Bilt, near Utrecht.

Van den Bergh (alias Van Wesep), Gysbert Cornelisen; Holland to Rensselaerwyck, 1645.

Van der Burgh (=of the city)

Van der Donck, Adriaen; from Belgium to Beverwyck, 1641; orig. from Donck, a parish in Lunburg, Belgium.

Vanderlyn (= van der Lijn=of the rope or flax).

Van der Poel, Wynant Gerretse; Holland to Beverwyck, 1647.

Van der Veer (Vandever) (Ver=ferry), Cornelis Jansen; from Alckmaar, North Holland, to Flatbush, Long Island, 1659.

Vandervoort, (    ) ; from Vandermonde in Vlaenderen, Netherlands; m. at New Amsterdam, 1640.

Van Deursen (Deusen, Duursen) (=Deursen is a hamlet in N. Brabant), Abraham; from Holland to New Amsterdam, thence to Fort Orange or Beverwyck, where was Pieter Abrahamsen, in 1657; m. at NY 1666.

Van Devanter (=van Deventer, a town in Overyssel).

Vandewater (=van de Water=of the water), Jacobus; to New Amsterdam, 1653.

Van Dorn (=van Doorn, a parish near Utrecht).

Van Driessen, Revs. Johannes and Petrus; sons of Petrus of Belgium; Petrus to Albany, 1712; Johannes later.

Van Dyke, Jan Thomasse; at New Utrecht, Long Island, 1652; brothers Claes and Hendrick Thomasse (sons of Thomas Janszen van Dyck); in New Amsterdam before 1662.

Van Dyne (Dine, Tine) (=Van Duyn, Duin or Dun, a hamlet in North Brabant), Gerret Cornelise; of Neukerk, Zeeland, Netherlands, with his brother-in-law, Jacques Corteljau; to New Amsterdam, 1649.

Van Haughwout, Leffert Pietersen; from Netherlands to Flatbush, Long Island, 1660; hence Haughwout and Lefferts families.

Van Horn (=van Hoorn, a town in N. Holland).

Van Hulsteyn (Olstine, Alstyne) (=of Holstein), to New Amsterdam.

Van Kirk (=van Kerck, of the church).

Van Lennep (=of Lennep, a town, river and district in Rhenish, Prussia).

Van Meter (=van meteren).

Van Name (=van Namen, a parish in Westphalia).

Van Ness (=of Nes, a village in Friesland), Hendrick Gerritzen; from Emberland, Holland; m. at New Amsterdam, 1654

Van Nest (Ness), Pieter, Pieterse; Utrecht, Netherlands to New Amsterdam, 1647; Brooklyn, 1687.

Van Norden (=van Noorden, of the north).

Van Nostrand (=van Noordstrand, north strand or shore), Jan Hansen; Holland to Flatbush, Long Island, 1639.

Van Rensselaer, Kiliaen; was granted a tract, Rensselaerwyck, in Albany Co.; his son Jeremias arrived there 1658.

Van Rozenvelt (probably=Rosenfeld in Holstein), see Roosevelt.

Van Sandt or Sant, See Van Zandt

Van Schaick, Gozen Gerritse; in Beverwyck about 1652.

Van Schuyler, See Schuyler

Van Sicklen, Antonie; New Amsterdam from Ghent, 1635.

Van Slyck or Slyke (=of Slijk -- Ewijk in Gelderland).

Van Vechten (Vecht, Veghte), (=of Vechte, river in Oldenburg), Claes Arentse; from Drenth Province to New Amsterdam, 1660.

Van Vechten, Teunis Dirckse, settled at Greenbush, opposite Beverwyck, 1638

Van Valkenberg, (=of Valkenberg, mountain in South Holland, and another in Limburg).

Van Vleck (=of the vlek, or market town).

Van Vliet (Fleet) (=of the channel).

Van Voorhies See Voorhies

Van Wickle (=van Wickelen), Evert; from Holland to New Netherland, 1665, settled at Flatlands.

Van Winkle (=van de Winkel, a parish in N. Holland), (    ) ; to New Netherland.

Van Woert (shortened from Schoenderwoert)

Van Wyck, Cornelis B.; at Flatbush, 1659.

Van Zandt (=of 't Zandt (sand), a parish in Groningen, Holland.

Vedder, Harmen Albertse; Holland to Beverwyck, 1657.

Vermilye, (    ) ; at Kingsbridge, NY, 1662.

Ver Planck, Abraham Isaacse; in New Amsterdam about 1633.

Vinhagen, Jan Dirckse; from Geeman, Holland to Albany, 1669.

Vischer, Harmen Bastiaanse; from Hoorn, Holland to Rensselaerwyck, before 1644; at Albany 1678.

Voorhies (Voorhees, Voorhis, Voorhes), Stephen Coerte van, (son of Coerte Albertse van Voorhies who resided in front of Hies (voor Hies), hamlet near Ruinen in Drenthe province); to Flatlands, Long Island, 1660.

Vreeland, Jan Jacobsen; in New Amsterdam, 1633; another in New Jersey; from Michael Jansen Vreeland of Brockhuysen, Holland, 1636.

Vroom, Cornelis Pietersen; oldest son baptized at New Amsterdam, 1645.

Wyckoff, Pieter Claesen; Netherlands to Flatlands, Long Island, 1636

Wendell, Evert Jansen; of Emden, Hannover, to New Amsterdam about 1642.

Wynkoop, Pieter; from Holland to New Netherland, 1639.







This is Source #72 listed in Bibliography of Ship Passenger Lists, 1538-1825 being a guide to published lists of early immigrants to North America; Richard Wolfe, NYSL, (c)1963.







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