New Netherland and Beyond
Immigrants, First Settlers
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
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,
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,