Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Dutch ancestors

I joined Twitter a little over a year ago. Much of my focus was and is on genealogical subjects. During the first nine months of that period I have been running the twitter account of the NGV, the Dutch Genealogical Society. At a certain point I also started a private account but that one was hacked. So I transformed it to the one I still have today: @patmcast. Therefore, I follow a lot of fellow genealogists, archives and other professionals involved in pedigree related subjects. Since the Dutch have a longstanding tradition of establishing themselves all over the world, there are a lot of people with Dutch roots. And many a time I can tell by their surname that their ancestors came from the low countries.
In the course of that twittering year I ran into a number of bloggers with surnames which were clearly of Dutch descent. I have been in contact with some of them to tell them hopefully interesting tidbits about their surname of interest. 
But that number of surnames keeps on growing. So I decided to put them all together so that I know who is interested in what. At the same time it may be interesting to know for bloggers that there are people in their own country fishing in the same pond.
Also, if there are newsworthy things to report about interesting genealogical developments here in The Netherlands, I will let you know through this blog. So if you want to keep track of this, please follow my blog using Google Friend Connect. Or follow me on Twitter.
It is obvious that this survey is not complete. So if you know of a missing blog, please let me know.

All information you see in this post, is copied from the relevant blog. So I assume nothing is confidential.

Sometimes I have assumed that a surname is of Dutch descent because to me that was obvious. But I have been known to be wrong here. Some German surnames resemble Dutch names. The same goes for surnames from Belgium. Some surnames appear in all three countries. So there is room to err...

Today there are 83 foreign blogs shown in this post with a total of 286 Dutch descendant surnames. At the end there is an update section. There you can see which blogs have been added recently.

In this post the surname Timmer appears twice. Below is a picture of speed skating Olympic Gold Medal winner Marianne Timmer and famous soccer goalie Henk Timmer. They were not related, until they got married!

Photo ex De Gooi- en Eemlander

Blog name: Abbie and Eveline
Blogger: Kathy
Twitter id: 
Dutch surnames: Melyn

Blog name: Ancestors in Aprons
Blogger: Vera Marie Badertscher, Tucson, AZ, USA
Twitter id: @pen4hire
Dutch surnames: Brink, Kaser (Dutch descent for both not proven (yet))


Blog name: Ancestrally Challenged
Blogger: Denielle Radcliff Koch
Twitter id: 
Dutch surnames: Vanzandt, Sanders(?)


Blog name: Ancestral Things
Blogger: Bob Billard
Twitter id: 
Dutch surnames: VanSinderen



Blog name: Ancestral Ties
Blogger: Bessie, Western states, USA
Twitter id: 
Dutch surnames: Groesbeck (very likely derived from Groesbeek)


Blog name: Appalachian Ancestry Journal
Blogger: Wendy Gregory, USA
Twitter id: @AppalachiaKin (cancelled)
Dutch surnames: Woertman (Workman)




Blog name: Bastians in Texas
Blogger: Stacey Bastian Stewart, TX, USA
Twitter id: 
Dutch surnames: Bastian, Bastain (Dutch ancestry uncertain, please see comments dated July 3, 2012.)


Blog name: BlackenedRoots
Blogger: Michael T. Black, USA
Twitter id: 
Dutch surnames: Edel, Van Dalen, Van den Heuvel, Van Twisk

Blog name: Braiding Trees
Blogger: Jodi Roessler, Lexington, KY, USA
Twitter id: @JLRoessler
Dutch surnames: Borstelman, DeBolt, Dehart, DeWitt, Horn


Blog name: Branch and Leaf
Blogger: ljhlaura
Twitter id: 
Dutch surnames: Kreykes, Reitsema, Smalbrugge, Vanden Bosch, Vander Maaten

Blog name: Branches and Twigs
Blogger: Lacey Frazier
Twitter id: 
Dutch surnames: Cornelison (Cornelissen?), vanderGriff/vanderGrippe (van der Grift?)


Blog name: Branches Leaves And Trees
Blogger: Teresa, NE Ohio, USA
Twitter id: 
Dutch surnames: Stier



Blog name: Brett Payne's Family History Home Page
Blogger: Brett Payne, Tauranga, New Zealand
Twitter id: 
Dutch surnames: de Graaf, de Jager, Schipper, Smit




Blog name: Brouwer Genealogy
Blogger: Chris Chester, NY, USA
Twitter id: 
Dutch surnames: Brouwer




Blog name: Cindy Freed's genealogy Circle
Blogger: Cindy Freed, Columbus, OH, USA
Twitter id: @GenealogyCircle
Dutch surnames: Van Meter




Blog name: Consanguinity
URL: http://consanguinitatem.blogspot.nl/
Blogger: Patti Browning, TX, USA
Twitter id: @locogirlp
Dutch surnames: Huls
Further info re Huls/Holsaert on http://hulsenet.net/3.html


Blog name: Cross Connections
Blogger: Valerie Cross, ME, USA
Twitter id: @ValerieC24
Dutch surnames: Comegys (Comen Ghysen?, Commegijs?), Teachout (Titsoort?), Van Riper



Blog name: DNAeXplained - Genetic Genealogy
Blogger: Roberta Estes, USA
Twitter id: 
Dutch surnames: Camstra, Douwes, Ferverda, Harmens, Henstra, Houtsma, Noordhof, Roeloffs, Young, many if not all from Friesland

Blog name: Double First Cousins
Blogger: Barbara McGeachy, Raleigh, NC, USA
Twitter id: 
Dutch surnames: Snyder (also German origin possible)

Blog name: Dutchgenie
Blogger: Afina, USA
Twitter id: 
Dutch surnames: Broekman, ten Bruggencate, De Haan, Edelman, Gast, Koch 




Blog name: DuSyl Family Lore & History 
Blogger: Kayla, USA
Twitter id: @Kaylagking
Dutch surnames: De Spiegel, Putman, Rijcke, Van der Hurk, Van Haestrecht, Van Valkenburg



Blog name: Everything's Relative
Blogger: Cindy, USA
Twitter id: 
Dutch surnames: Horsman (no proven Dutch descent) 




Blog name: Family History Nuggets
Blogger: Kevin Huigens, Berwyn, IL, USA
Twitter id: 
Dutch surnames: Huigens





Blog name: Family Photo Reunion
Blogger:  Carol L. MacKay, Oceanside, BC, Canada
Twitter id: 
Dutch surnames: Colenbrander, Den Herder, Lammers, Leemhuil (Leemhuis?), Vande Berg, Van de Braake


Blog name: Family Preserves
Blogger:  Tracy Meyers, USA
Twitter id: 
Dutch surnames: Van Buskirk (Buskerk?)



Blog name: Family Stories
Blogger:  Pam Garrett, USA
Twitter id: 
Dutch surnames: Van Lear


Blog name: Farmgirlgenes
Blogger:  Tracy, USA
Twitter id: 
Dutch surnames: Heinink, Hilbers, Smit, van der Leauw (van der Leeuw?)




Blog name: From Here to There
Blogger: Mindy, Elko, NV, USA 
Twitter id: 
Dutch surnames: Coen (Dutch ancestry not proven yet)

Blog name: Garnering Ancestors
Blogger: Sharon Garner, USA 
Twitter id: 
Dutch surnames: Hendricks, Hendrix (both to be confirmed)


Blog name: Genealogical Gems
URL: http://genealogybyjeanne.blogspot.com/
Blogger: Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, Lancaster, PA, USA
Twitter id: @jeanne_eckman
Dutch surnames: Aukamp, VanHorn


Blog name: Genealogist Journal
URL: http://www.genealogistjournal.blogspot.nl
Blogger: Jenny Findsen, USA
Twitter id: 
Dutch surnames: Van Deursen, Van DusenVredenburgh


Website name: Genealogy, Experientially
URL: http://www.rosinalippi.com
Website owner: Rosina Lippi, Bellingham, WA, USA
Twitter id: 
Dutch surnames: Ennis, Etten, Rozekrans, Schoonmaker ,Van Campen, Westbroek, Westercamp



Blog name: Genea-Musings
URL: http://www.geneamusings.com/
Blogger: Randy Seaver, Chula Vista, CA, USA
Twitter id: @rjseaver
Dutch surnames: Bloetgoet (Bloodgood), De Vos, Douw, Fonda, Mabie, Mol, Putman (Pootman?), Van Eps, Van Vorst and also interested in Bresee, Dyckman, Sissum, Van Duesen (Van Dusen), Viele


Blog name: Generations Past
URL: http://generationspast99.blogspot.com/
Blogger: Tina Telesca, USA
Twitter id: 
Dutch surnames: Stegman


Blog name: Haley Family from Jasper County, Iowa
URL: http://haleyfamilyfromjaspercountyiowa.weebly.com
Blogger: Caroline Pointer, Houston TX, USA
Twitter id: @FamilyStories
Dutch surnames: Notaboom (probably: Note(n)boom)



Blog name: History's Faces
URL: http://historysfaces.blogspot.nl/
Blogger: Debra Winchell (blog owner) Capital District NY, USA/Drew Blattner (author of this post) Jackson MO, USA
Twitter id: 
Dutch surnames: Bosch, de Grauw, Kool, Kunst, Leydecker, Slecht, van Bunschoten, van Garden, van Gorden, (van) Nieuwkerk, van Vredenburg (for more genealogical details  contact Drew Blattner or patmiebies at gmail dot com) 


Blog name: Hylbom Family Ancestry Project
URL: http://hylbom.com/
Blogger: Tor Hylbom, Monrovia CA, USA
Twitter id: 
Dutch surnames: DeCamp, de Mandeville, Doodes*, Geret*, Hendricks*, Spier or Speer, van Swol, Vreeland, Wessels*
* probably patronymics 


Blog name: I *think* we're related
URL: http://ithinkwererelated.blogspot.com
Blogger: Sally Mack, New Hampshire, USA
Twitter id: 
Dutch surnames: Dikeman (Dyckman? Dijkman?)



Blog name: Interwoven Family
URL: http://interwovenfamily.blogspot.nl
Blogger: Beth Noble, USA
Twitter id: 
Dutch surnames: Eveleen (no proof yet of Dutch ancestry.)

Blog name: Into the Briar Patch: A Family Memoir
URL: http://mariannsregan.com
Blogger: Mariann S. Regan, CT, USA
Twitter id: @MariannSRegan
Dutch surnames: Vanderhorst, Van der Loo


Blog name: Jana´s Genealogy and Family History Blog
URL: http://janasgenealogyandfamilyhistory.blogspot.com
Blogger: Jana Last, USA
Twitter id: @genealogyisfun
Dutch surnames: Waterman (please see comments)


Blog name: Jax Trax
URL: http://jackievanbergen.blogspot.com.au
Blogger: Jacky van Bergen, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Twitter id: 
Dutch surnames: Van Bergen



Blog name: Journey to His Past
Blogger: Brenda Leyndyke, Battle Creek, MI, USA
Twitter id: @BrendaLeyndyke
Dutch surnames: de Groene (Z), de Zutter (Z), Kosten, Leyndyke, Luyendyk, Maasdam, Nelisse (Z), Quist (Z), Vanden Bos (Z), van Oostende (Z), VanOeveren, Verwijs (Z)
Z=Zeeland


Blog name: Karen's Genealogy Oasis
URL: http://genoasis.blogspot.com
Blogger: Karen Blackmore, Arizona, USA
Twitter id: 
Dutch surnames: VanNuys


Blog name: Kathy's Gates to the Past
URL: http://gatestothepast.blogspot.com
Blogger: Kathy Holland, Northridge, CA, USA
Twitter id: 
Dutch surnames: Freukes (no proven Dutch ancestry)



Site name: Kerlen
Blogger: Marguerite Kerlen, Australia
Twitter id: 
Dutch surnames: Bondam, Gleichman, Kerlen, Ruys and many others

Blog name: Know Their Stories
URL: http://knowtheirstories.blogspot.com
Blogger: Erin Lacey, USA
Twitter id: 
Dutch surnames: Beukenkamp, Van den Bosch, Kuul, Strijder


Blog name: Letters from the past
URL: http://pastletters.blogspot.com
Blogger: Jean Dion, USA
Twitter id: 
Dutch surnames: Van Amber (Amber)



Blog name: Life From The Roots
Blogger: Barbara Poole, MA, USA
Twitter id: 
Dutch surnames: Douw, Huyck, Oothout, Rinkhout, Ten Eyck, Van Anglen, Van Duyn, Van Ness, Van Nuyse, Van Wicklen,Van Woert, Vroom


Blog name: Malo Family genealogy
Blogger: Kim Richards, USA
Twitter id: 
Dutch surnames: Vandale, van den Dyke (please see Kim's comments in the a.m. link)


Blog name: Marti's Genealogy Adventures
Blogger: Marti, USA
Twitter id: 
Dutch surnames: Kerkhoff (so far origin has been traced back to German village just across Dutch/German border)



Blog name: Mikkel's Hus
Blogger: Charles Hansen, Spokane, WA, USA
Twitter id: 
Dutch surnames: Vanderpool


Blog name: My Dutch Ancestors
Blogger: Jane, Fairfax, VA, USA
Twitter id: 
Dutch surnames: Hop, Luchtenberg, Morren, Snijder(s), Timmer, Van Beek

Blog name: My Family History
Blogger: Martha Loven, Oronoco, MN, USA
Twitter id: 
Dutch surnames: Hakes (no confirmed Dutch descent), Koopman 



Blog name: Nutfield Genealogy
Blogger: Heather Rojo, NH, USA
Twitter id: @HeatherRojo
Dutch surnames: Hoogerzeil, Lekkerkerk, Ockers, Ooms, Schout[en], Van der Ham.



Blog name: Olive Tree Genealogy Blog
URL: http://olivetreegenealogy.blogspot.com
Blogger: Lorine McGinnis Schulze, Georgian Bay, ON, Canada
Twitter id: @LorineMS
Dutch surnames: Van Slyke, Van Valkenburg, Vroomans



Blog name: Our Family History
URL: http://www.doriswheeler.org/ & http://southworth-southard.blogspot.com/
Blogger: Doris Wheeler, GA, USA
Twitter id: 
Dutch surnames:  Carstensen, Cool/Kohl, de Cram, Dircx, Gardenier, Hendrickse, Jans, Metzelaer, Osteroom (Oosterom), Ostrander, Reiniers, Roosa, Van Amersfoort, Van Bloemendahl, Van Ceulen, Van Etten, Van Salee, Southard (please also see comments)


Site name: Quackenbush Family History
URL: http://www.quackenbush.com/
Blogger: Erik Quackenbush, Duncan BC, Canada
Twitter id: 
Dutch surnames: Quackenbush


Site name: Rattling the Bones
URL: http://www.rattlingthebones.blogspot.com
Blogger: Hiztorybuff, Washington, USA
Twitter id: 
Dutch surnames: Outhouse (Uythuysen), Pastoor (possibly also from Germany)


Site name: Rattling Old Bones
URL: http://www.rattlingoldbones.blogspot.com
Blogger: Zola Troutman Noble, Anderson IN, USA
Twitter id: 
Dutch surnames: Geist


Blog name: Relative Storyboards
URL: http://kbea831.wordpress.com
Blogger: Kay Bauman, Oklahoma City, OK, USA
Twitter id: @kayzie31
Dutch surnames: DeVries, Bolt


Blog name: Roots of Kinship
URL: http://rootsofkinship.com
Blogger: Larisa Thomas, San Francisco Bay Area, USA
Twitter id: @RootsofKinship
Dutch surnames: Dulk, Noteboom, Nullmeyer


Blog name: Scrapbooking Your Family Tree
URL: http://scrapbookingyourfamilytree.com
Blogger: Monna (Shaw) Davis-Ellithorpe
Twitter id: 
Dutch surnames: Beekman


Blog name: Searchin' for Kinfolk
URL: http://searchinforkinfolk.blogspot.com/
Blogger: Jim Gill, Versailles, KY, USA
Twitter id: 
Dutch surnames: Emmens, Hendrickson, [witness Snyder]


Blog name: Smart Family History
URL: http://www.smartfamilyhistory.com
Blogger: Peterson Brink, the Great Plains, USA
Twitter id: @smartfamhist
Dutch surnames: Brink, DeWolf


Blog name: Story apples
URL: http://www.storyapples.blogspot.com/
Blogger: Jackie, Utah, USA
Twitter id: 
Dutch surnames: Van De Riet



Blog name: Tales of an aspiring family historian
URL: http://my100familyhistories.wordpress.com/
Blogger: Emilee Diehl, USA
Twitter id: 
Dutch surnames: Post, Van Winkle



Blog name: Tangled Trees
URL: http://tangledtrees.blogspot.com/
Blogger: Theresa Casteel
Twitter id: @Mzstery
Dutch surnames: Casteel


Blog name: The Ancestor Hunt
URL: http://www.theancestorhunt.com
Blogger: Kenneth R. Marks, Peoria, AZ, USA
Twitter id: @marksology
Dutch surnames: Heyman (Heijman?), Lutgens (no proven Dutch ancestry for these names)



Blog name: The Buff Genealogist
URL: http://buffgenealogist.blogspot.com
Blogger: Chris Wimsatt
Twitter id: 
Dutch surnames: Laenen, Sutphen, Van Vorhees, Van Zandt


Blog name: The Dead Relative Collector
URL: http://thedeadrelativecollector.blogspot.nl
Blogger: Nicholas Weerts, MN, USA
Twitter id: 
Dutch surnames: Fras, Kleinhans, Kanngiesser (Kannegieter?), Kruse (Kroese?) (Van?) Weerts, all possibly from (also) Ost-Friesland



Blog name: The Family History Fairy
URL: http://familyhistoryfairy.wordpress.com
Blogger: Dochiny Wade, USA
Twitter id: 
Dutch surnames: Van Zijll de Jong




Blog name: The Family Kalamazoo
URL: http://thefamilykalamazoo.wordpress.com/
Blogger: Luanne, Phoenix, AZ, USA
Twitter id: 
Dutch surnames: Bomhof, DeKorn, Leeuwenhoek, MulderPaak, Peek, Remijnse, Zuidweg



Blog name: The Last Leaf On This Branch
URL: http://thelastleafonthisbranch.blogspot.com/
Blogger: Laura Cosgrove Lorenzana
Twitter id: @archivalbiz
Dutch surnames: Wersel (Utr)

Blog name: The Seasons of Time
URL: http://seasonsoftimegoneby.blogspot.com
Blogger: Christine Ruggles, USA
Twitter id: 
Dutch surnames: Vandecar, Van Delor (van de(r) Lo(o)r?)



Blog name: Tracing My Family An Up Hill Climb
URL: http://ladyredrider.blogspot.com
Blogger: Lisa, Amish Country, OH, USA
Twitter id: 
Dutch surnames: Dewalt, Huf(f)man, Hof(f)man (there is no proven Dutch ancestry for any of these names)



Blog name: TransylvanianDutch
URL: http://blog.transylvaniandutch.com
Blogger: John Newmark
Twitter id: @TransDutch
Dutch surnames: Burger, Burghart, DeWitt, Van Every, Van Iveren, Van Lieuvin/Van Leevwen


Blog name: Travels Through My Past
URL: http://travelsthroughmypast.blogspot.nl/
Blogger: Liz, CA, USA
Twitter id: 
Dutch surnames: DeWinter, Mulder

Blog name: Twigs & Branches
URL: http://pegrowe.com
Blogger: PeggyAnn Rowe, USA
Twitter id: 
Dutch surnames: VanAtta


Blog name: Twigs and Trees
URL: http://twigsandtrees.blogspot.ca
Blogger: Celia Lewis, Vancouver BC, Canada
Twitter id: 
Dutch surnames: Dircksen (m), Dirckx (f) both arriving in New Amsterdam on June 2, 1663 on the ship De Arent; probably they adopted the surname Terwilliger/ Terwillegen/ Tervilleger shortly after. Also Tach, Tack, Van Etten.


Blog name: Unclaimed Ancestors
URL: http://unclaimedancestors.com/
Blogger: Jodi Bash, Houston, TX, USA
Twitter id: @famatfingertips
Dutch surnames: Brinkman, Dittmar, Hageman, Hartman, Horn, Schoneman, Snyder, VanAmburg and Zeller (both no proven Dutch ancestry. VanAmburg may have been Van Hamburg??)


Site name: Vanderhoof Family History Project
URL: http://vanderhoofproject.com/
Owner: Terry, USA
Twitter id: @Vanderhoofproj
Dutch surnames: Vanderhoof (Van der Hoeven), Van Vulpen



Blog name: Walking In Their Footsteps
URL: http://www.montfortfamilyetc.blogspot.com/
Blogger: Barbara Whiteside, Indiana, USA
Twitter id: 
Dutch surnames: Bloedgoet, Brinckerhoff, Montfort, Riker, 


Blog name: Who we are...
URL: http://whoweareandhowwegotthisway.blogspot.com
Blogger: Deborah Holman
Twitter id: 
Dutch surnames: Spiegel (sofar surname Holman is of English descent) 



Blog name: Wisteria
URL: http://wisteria-dawn.blogspot.com/
Blogger: Dawn Westfall
Twitter id: 
Dutch surnames: Bolhuis, Katsma (F), Kiel, Molenkamp, Olthof, Timmer (Gr)



Blog name: Zalewski Family Genealogy
URL: http://www.zalewskifamily.net/
Blogger: Brian Zalewski
Twitter id: @brianjz
Dutch surnames: Krebbekx (Z), Van Parijs (Z)


Surnames in red are found in more than one blog.

More American Dutch surnames on the site of the New Netherland Institute.

Update May 18, 2012: addition of ' Tales of an aspiring family historian'.
Update May 20, 2012: addition of 3 surnames to 'Wisteria'
Update May 20, 2012: addition of 'Jana's Genealogy and Family History Blog'.
Update May 22, 2012: addition of 'Genea-Musings'.
Update May 23, 2012: addition of 'Family Photo Reunion'.
Update May 23, 2012: addition of 'Nutfield Genealogy'.
Update May 23, 2012: addition of 'Zalewski Family Genealogy'.
Update May 24, 2012: addition of 10 surnames to 'Life From The Roots'
Update May 24, 2012: addition of 'Family History Nuggets'
Update May 25, 2012: addition of 'Our Family History'
Update May 27, 2012: addition of 'Searchin' for Kinfolk'
Update June 7, 2012: addition of 2 surnames to 'TransylvanianDutch'
Update June 19, 2012: addition of 1 surname to 'Life From The Roots'
Update June 22, 2012: addition of 'Branch and Leaf'
Update June 23, 2012: addition of 'DuSyl Family Lore & History'
Update June 25, 2012: addition of 'Consanguinity'
Update July 3, 2012: addition of 'Bastians in Texas'
Update July 4, 2012: addition of 'Travels Through My Past'
Update July 5, 2012: addition of 1 surname to 'Wisteria'
Update July 8, 2012: addition of 1 surname to 'Journey to His Past'
Update July 29, 2012: addition of 'Interwoven Family'
Update July 30, 2012: addition of 'Twigs and Trees'
Update August 13, 2012: addition of 'Malo Family Genealogy'
Update August 21, 2012: addition of 'Hylbom Family Ancestry Project'
Update August 24, 2012: addition of 'Abbie and Eveline'
Update August 26, 2012: addition of 'Genealogist Journal'
Update August 28, 2012: addition of 1 surname to 'Travels Through My Past'
Update Sept. 2, 2012: addition of 'Genealogy, Experientially'
Update Sept. 3, 2012: addition of 'DNAeXplained - Genetic Genealogy'
Update Sept. 8, 2012: addition of 'Cross Connections'
Update Sept. 15, 2012: addition of 'Tracing My Family An Up Hill Climb'
Update Sept. 18, 2012: addition of 1 surname to 'Journey to His Past'
Update Sept. 30, 2012: addition of 'BlackenedRoots'
Update Oct. 1, 2012: addition of 'Marti's Genealogy Adventures'
Update Oct. 3, 2012: addition of 'Quackenbush Family History'
Update Oct. 3, 2012: addition of 'Jax Trax'
Update Oct. 20, 2012: addition of 'The Ancestor Hunt' 
Update Nov. 14, 2012: addition of 'Kerlen'
Update Nov. 16, 2012: addition of 'From Here to There'
Update Nov. 18, 2012: addition of 'The Family Kalamazoo'
Update Nov. 25, 2012: addition of 'Everything's Relative'
Update Dec. 3, 2012: addition of 2 surnames to 'DuSyl Family Lore & History'
Update Dec. 5, 2012: addition of 1 surname to 'Genealogist Journal'
Update Dec. 10, 2012: addition of 'Unclaimed Ancestors'
Update Dec. 10, 2012: addition of 'Kathy's Gates to the Past'
Update Dec. 13, 2012: addition of 6 surnames to 'Journey to His Past'
Update Jan. 1, 2013: addition of 'Appalachian Ancestry Journal'
Update Jan. 1, 2013: addition of 'The Buff Genealogist'
Update Jan. 2, 2013: addition of 'Brouwer Genealogy'
Update Jan. 18, 2013: addition of 3 surnames to 'Twigs and Trees'
Update Jan. 18, 2013: addition of 1 surname to 'Unclaimed Ancestors'
Update Jan 19, 2013: addition of 'Brett Payne's Family History Home Page'
Update Jan. 28, 2013: addition of 'Farmgirlgenes'
Update Feb. 1, 2013: addition of 'Vanderhoof Family History Project'
Update Mar. 2, 2013: addition of 'Family Preserves', 'Letters from the past'
Update Mar. 3, 2013: addition of 1 surname to 'Farmgirlgenes'
Update Mar. 20, 2013: addition of 'Dutchgenie' 
Update Mar. 29, 2013: addition of 'The Family History Fairy'
Update Apr. 7, 2013: addition of 'Family Stories'
Update Apr. 17, 2013: addition of 'The Seasons of Time'
Update Apr. 20, 2013: addition of 1 surname to 'The Seasons of Time'
Update Apr. 28, 2013: addition of 'The Dead Relative Collector'
Update May 6, 2013: addition of 'Ancestral Ties'
Update May 13, 2013: addition of 'Branches Leaves And Trees'
Update May 26, 2013: addition of 2 surnames to 'The Dead Relative Collector'
Update May 26, 2013: addition of 'I *think* we're related'
Update Jun. 30, 2013: addition of 'Into the Briar Patch'
Update Jul. 10, 2013: addition of 'Garnering Ancestors'
Update Jul. 11, 2013: addition of 'Double First Cousins'
Update Jul. 12, 2013: addition of 'Know Their Stories'
Update Jul. 15, 2013: addition of 'Ancestors in Aprons'
Update Aug. 21, 2013: addition of 2 surnames to 'The Dead Relative Collector'
Update Sep. 8, 2013: addition of 'Rattling Old Bones'
Update Nov. 19, 2013: addition of 'Rattling the Bones'
Update Dec. 2, 2013: addition of 'Haley Family from Jasper County, Iowa'
Update Jan 12, 2014: addition of 'Who we are...'
Update Jan. 20, 2014: addition of 'History's Faces'
Update Jan. 28, 2014: addition of 'Branches and Twigs' 
Update Jan. 29, 2014: addition of 'My Family History'
Update Feb. 14, 2014: addition of 'Braiding Trees'
Update Feb. 15, 2014: addition of 'Twigs & Branches'
Update Mar. 16, 2014: addition of 'Roots of Kinship'
Update Mar. 18, 2014: addition of 'Smart Family History'

41 comments:

Laura Cosgrove Lorenzana said...

Thank you so much for putting this list together. While I have documents putting my ancestors in Utrecht, I have a strong belief that they may have had their origins in the Alsace-Lorraine area. Only time and good research will uncover the truth!

Dank u voor om deze lijst samen. Terwijl ik heb documenten van mijn voorouders in Utrecht, ik heb een sterke overtuiging dat zij hun oorsprong vinden in Elzas-Lotharingen. Alleen de tijd en een goed onderzoek zal onthullen de waarheid!

Peter said...

Laura, thanks for yr reaction. I had a quick look at the Wersel name in Utrecht and the only thing noteworthy I found is the death of a Louisa Jacoba Wicart on 3/15/1828. She was married to Andries Wersel. The only thing I can say about this is that the name 'Wicart' definitely does not sound Dutch. If anything it sounds French. It would support your assumption somewhat.
In any case, I'll keep yr message in the back of my mind.

cindy said...

Peter,
Thank you for putting this list together. What a great idea!
I have not done a lot of research on my Van Meter line before 1850 but family lore has them arriving in New Jersey in the late 1600's. I hope to some day document that!
I enjoyed looking at your blog and will visit again!
Thank you!

Peter said...

Cindy,
I went thru my cd-rom archive to see whether I have a reference to the Van Meter surname. I found a review of a periodical by the name of The Genealogical Magazine of New Jersey. In Volume XXXIII, numbers 1/2. Jan./April 1958 there is an article by Edward J. Raser. It deals with the records of the Dutch Congregations of Freehold and Middletown. In that article the following surnames are mentioned: Provoste, van Pelt, van Dyn, Wykhoof, Snyder, Zutphen, Schenck,van Kerk, van der Bylt, van Meter, van Mater, van Brunt, Covenhoven, Van Cleef,Voorhees, Hyer, van Noortwijk, enz.)
The review does not mention a year for these records.
Can you get hold of this periodical, in a library perhaps? Or via http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~njgsnj/genmag.html
Possibly you are aware of the above. Otherwise I hope it is of some use to you. Succes!

Dawn said...

Dank je! I appreciate your mention of my blog. Great idea to put this list together!

Peter said...

I have now mentioned this post on one of the best visited genealogical forums in The Netherlands (https://www.stamboomforum.nl/hulp/0/0). Hopefully it will result in some useful contacts.

cindy said...

Peter,
Thank you so much! No I'm not aware of the periodical you mention. I will see if I can read it through both the sources you suggested. I'm anxious to see the information it may have!
Thank you again for your time researching my surname!
My best to you,
Cindy

Peter said...

@Jana,
You told me that you are not aware of any Dutch connection re yr Waterman ancestors. A quick look in a Dutch database (www.genlias.nl) reveals the christening of a Sarah Waterman in Nieuw Amsterdam (NYC) on 3/17/1784. Her parents are Jedediah Waterman and Hannah van Zandt. In yr [Jana´s Genealogy and Family History] blog I read that there is a Waterman/Mayflower connection. A number of the Mayflower people made an intermediate stop in Leiden, The Netherlands. That stop lasted several years. So may be there is something to be found in that direction.
Please note the Van Zandt name is also mentioned as a Dutch name in the first blog of my list: Ancestrally Challenged.

Jana Last said...

Peter,

Thank you so much! I will definitely have to do more research on my Waterman lines to see if they do in fact originate in The Netherlands. Thanks for the information.

Heather Rojo said...

I have an ancestor who came to Massachusetts in the 1820s, as a stowaway on a ship bound for the ropewalk in Salem. He was on a ship full of hemp out of Rotterdam. His name was Peter Hoogerzeil (Hogerzeil in the Netherlands). I have a bit of information on the surname, but not on the maiden names associated with this family: Ooms, Van der Ham, Schout[en], Lekkerkerk, Ockers. They mostly lived near Dordrecht and Krimpen aan de Lek. I have some stories about the Hoogerzeils on my blog www.nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com

Peter said...

Heather,
Thank you for letting me know about your Dutch ancestry. Travelling as a stowaway to a world that is completely unknown to you, it must have been quite an enterprise, certainly in those days! Here the Hoogerzeil name exists both with oo and a single o. Minor, and sometimes not so minor differences in the spelling were no exception in the early part of the 19th century.
I'll "advertise" the existence of this post as much as I can both on Twitter and on well known Dutch genealogy forums. Hopefully useful contacts will be made.
Wishing you a lot of succes!

Peter said...

Randy,
Many thanks for adding this blog post to your blog roll! You have taken care of all the advertising I could wish for.
Kind regards,
Peter

Barbara Poole said...

Hi Peter,
I love this idea of yours. In addition to my Van Woert (listed above), I also have; DOUW, HUYCK, OOTHOUT, RINKHOUT, VAN ANGLEN, VAN DUYN, VAN NESS, VAN NUYSE, VAN WICKLEN, VROOM and WYCKOFF. Thank you for posting these. When I went through my list, I saw that I have a good number of German and French...I really thought they were Dutch! However, the once above are. Thank you. My blog is at http://lifefromtheroots.blogspot.com/http://lifefromtheroots.blogspot.com/

Kevin Huigens said...

Peter,

I'd like to be added. My surname is Huigens. I have one great-great-grandfather who was from the Netherlands. His first name was Evert, but I'm not exactly sure how he spelled his surname. My great-grandfather used Huigens and his brother used Haugens. My blog is Family History Nuggets at http://familyhistorynuggets.blogspot.com/

Peter said...

Barbara,

Thank you for providing the names, have added them to the list. I remember at least one of them from my visits to LA (Van Nuys). Hope Dutch genealogists will contact you.

Kind regards,
Peter

Peter said...

Kevin,

Your name Huigens has been added to the list. Huigens is a well known name here but it is also written as Huijgens and Huygens. I have seen that the first name Evert appears in Utrecht in the first part of the 19th century in connection with the surname Huygens. Hope you will be contacted by a Dutch Huigens descendant.

Peter

Olga said...

Echt een zeer goed idee, Peter. Mocht je hulp nodig hebben, schroom niet om me te mailen.

Peter said...

Dank je Olga, ik zal het in gedachten houden! Maar het is de bedoeling dat men zelf de contacten legt. Ook kan ik natuurlijk niet voor iedereen z'n stamboom gaan uitzoeken maar een algemene vraag beantwoorden, dat moet kunnen. Dus wie weet klop ik nog eens bij je aan. En mocht je tegen buitenlandse sites met Nederlandse voorouders aanlopen, dan mag je die altijd melden, graag zelfs!
Gr.
Peter

Doris Wheeler said...

I was pleased to learn that I have a great deal of Dutch in my ancestry. All came to Nieuw Amsterdam in the 1600s and I'm always interested in learning more about them. I do not have a relevant blog, but my website is www.doriswheeler.org. Surnames include Cool/Kohl (see Van Ceulen), de Cram, Dircx, Gardenier, Hendrickse, Jans, Carstensen, Ostrander, Metzelaer, Osteroom, Reiniers, Roosa, Van Amersfoort, Van Bloemendahl, Van Ceulen, Van Etten, Van Salee.

Peter said...

Hi Doris,

Thank you for leaving a comment here and thank you also for following my blog.
Pse allow me to ask you a question. You mention the names Osteroom and Ostrander. These names do not sound Dutch. Also they do not appear in one of the largest databases here (www.genlias.nl). Are you certain they are Dutch? If so, of course I'll add them to the list.
In your website http://southworth-southard.blogspot.com/ the name Southard appears. There is a connection with the city of Leyden (Leiden). Do you want me to add that name as well? In the earlier mentioned database there is the marriage in Nieuw Amsterdam (NYC) of Marij Southard and Benjamin Waldron on 2/27/1795.
I.s.o. of www.doriswheeler.org do you mind if I show http://southworth-southard.blogspot.com/ in my list together with all your other Dutch names?
Looking forward to your reply,
Kind regards,
Peter

Peter said...

Doris, in addition to my above comment, it is also possible to mention both sites.
Krgds,
Peter

Doris Wheeler said...

Thank you for checking, Peter. As to Ostrom/Oostroom, this is what I have for my immigrant ancestor Hendrick Jansen Oosteroom: "aka van Schalckwyck, 'afterwards called Ostrom, van Oosteroom and van Ostrum.'
"The identification of 'Oosterom' with 'van Schalckwyck,' here first made, determines the Oosterom ancestor and gives the baptismal dates of two of his children, Jan and 'Trintje. Van Oosterom owned land at Flushing, L. I. (Bergen's Early Settlers, 217), and at Bergen, N. J. (Winfield's Land Titles, 69, 70, 127, 270, 272, 314)." (pub. NYG&B Record, Vol. 40, #3, p. 191.

Re Ostrander: Pieter Peterzen Ostrander's father was Pieter Carstensen, mother Geestre Jans. He was b. 3 Jul 1657 and baptized in Amsterdam, Netherlands. I have this from www.ostrander.org: A Tree of Many Branches":
"The Pieter(2) Pietersen of Amsterdam who married Rebecca(3) Traphagen [Willem(2), Johannes(1)] on or about 19 January 1679 in Kingston, Ulster County, NY was the son of Pieter(1) Carstensen of Husum (or Nordstrand) and his second wife Geesje Jans of Norden... While Pieter(2) Pietersen was certainly Dutch by birth, language, custom and culture, his father’s origin appears to have been Danish or Frisian as Pieter(1) Cartsensen was first reported to be “of Husum” in 1623 and of the island “of Nordstrand” in 1654. Both communities are now part of Germany but in the 17th century they were part of the Duchy of Schleswig-Holstein in the Kingdom of Denmark."

My Thomas Southard b. 1615 was indeed from Leiden, but we believe his ancestry is English, probably Devon. This is not proven, however, and we are always looking for more information. His DNA matches names Southard, Southwood and Southern. By all means, please add Southard if you think it's appropriate.

Obviously my understanding of Dutch patronymics and how to represent them is faulty. I would be very grateful for any insight that would help me convey these names better.

Best regards,
Doris

Peter said...

Doris,

Thank you for your elaborate reaction. I admire your knowledge about Dutch names. There is nothing faulty about that! Impressive. As you will see I have added both names together with all others. It is a long list so I hope you will get a lot of reactions.
Kind regards,
Peter

Jim Gill said...

Another name -- Hendrickson -- to add to your list and my blog -- http://searchinforkinfolk.blogspot.com/2012/03/brick-wall-tumbled-down.html

Peter said...

Hi Jim,
Thanks for visiting my blog. I have added yours to the list. Also I have taken the liberty of adding the surnames Emmens and Snyder as well. Both are probably Dutch and although Snyder is not related to you, the text in your blog post may give people a clue. I would guess that the Hendrickson name has been "americanized" just a little. In Holland it was probably Hendriks, Hendrikse or Hendriksz.
In any case I hope you will get some reactions.
Again, thank you for stopping by.
Kind regards
Peter
PS If you care to add things to my blog, e.g. city and/or state where you live, a twitter address, please do.

Peter said...

Jim,

I looked at yr blogger ID and found your domicile which I have now added.

Peter

Peter said...

Have added the surname DeWitt to TransylvanianDutch.

John said...

Thanks, Peter.

You might also add Van Lieuvin/Van Leevwen from my wife's surname list.

John/TransylvanianDutch

Peter said...

Done John. Thanks.

Peter said...

The Dutch Central Bureau of Genealogy (CBG)have published a book with the title 'Dutch Roots'. It is also available as e-book and that can be ordered at Amazon. Please see http://cbg-migranten.blogspot.nl/2012/06/searching-for-your-dutch-roots.html

Peter said...

Although there is some doubt about the origin of the Ten Eyck surname, have added same to the Life From The Roots entry.

ljhlaura said...

Just found your blog via geneabloggers - thank you for compiling this list!

Peter said...

@ljhlaura
Thank you! Please see my comment in your own blog http://branchandleaf.wordpress.com/about/

ljhlaura said...

I did not find a comment there, Peter, but thank you so much for visiting my blog! I am enjoying looking through Peter's Blog...

ljhlaura said...

Alas - your comment had been temporarily diverted, but I rescued it. Thank you for stopping by my blog...

Peter said...

@ljhlaura
Thanks for yr rescuing action, otherwise it might have travelled thru cyberspace forever ;) As you can see I have added your blog Branch and Leaf to this listing. Hope some useful contacts will develop.

ljhlaura said...

Thank you so much for the listing! I was just about to let you know which of the surnames on my list came from the Netherlands, but I see that you have identified them quite correctly already. :-) Appreciate your efforts on this blog ...

Peter said...

Below an exchange of messages between Stacey Bastian (Bastians in Texas) and myself.

June 30, 2012
Hi Stacey,
I "stumbled upon" your blog via Geneabloggers. There you suggested that you have no information as to where your grgrandfather came from.
When I read the name Bastian, it occurred to me that the name might be a patronymic. In the Netherlands the first name Bastiaan does exist. Also the surname Bastian is well known in Dutch archives. I even found a single entry of the surname Bastain. So I wonder whether you have some Dutch roots somewhere. Any family stories that might point in that direction? If so, I like to include your blog in mine. I am a collector of bloggers with Dutch roots. Please see http://www.patmcast.blogspot.nl/2012/05/dutch-ancestors.html
I am curious to hear your thoughts about my theory.
Peter

July 1, 2012
Peter, thank you for your feedback. My problems with my great-grandfather, and the main driving force behind this blog, is that I do not know who his parents are. I have census records showing his parents as being of German birth. You have an interesting theory, and I will keep it in mind. What I have found about the surname Bastian is that most believe it originated in France or Germany, and that many scholars do not agree. I do believe my ancestors came from Germany, but until I find the correct parentage, I cannot go much further. I am definitely going to keep working on it though!
Stacey

July 3, 2012
Stacey, thanks for your reaction and views. Assuming you agree I have included your blog in my a.m. blog including your remark about the census records. The purpose of my blog is to provide Dutch genealogists investigating your name, with a possibility to find "disappeared" ancestors who emigrated to the States centuries ago. Peter

Anonymous said...

nice posting.. thanks for sharing.

Brenda Leyndyke said...

Wow! What a great list of blogs. Thank you for putting this together. I will have to check a few of these out.

Peter said...

Thank you, Brenda and please do.
The list is still being extended. There are now 68 blogs with a total of 242 surnames.
Thanks for visiting.

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