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New Amsterdam - Immigrants

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  • Corporal Jan Swaen (deceased)
    ~• the soldier for the DRC. There was another man of the same name in NA at the same time who was from Africa. formerly Corporal of the Cadets of the Honorable Company (1657 note)
  • Andries Roelofszen (deceased)
  • William Thorne of Flushing (1617 - bef.1664)
    William Thorne, Sr*BIRTH (seen as) 7 Mar 1617 Moreton, Epping Forest District, Essex, England*DEATH 1664 (aged 46–47) Flushing, Queens County, New York, USA*BURIAL Thorne-Wilkins Cemetery Fort Totten P...
  • Margaret Leona Goodner (1880 - 1951)
    Margaret Leona Van Zandt Goodner Birth: 2 Sep 1880 Kansas, USA Death: 15 Jan 1951 (aged 70) Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, USA Burial: Rose Hill Burial Park, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, ...


Only add people within the 1621-1674 date limits

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This project functions as a 'repository' for the immigrants arriving in New Amsterdam between 1609 and 1674. Click the profiles attached to this project and you will see all the New Amsterdam immigrants that are thus far identified on Geni.

Many analyses have been made of the make-up of these immigrants.

This project is closely associated with the New Amsterdam - Immigrant Ships project, an inventory of ships that arrived in New Netherland in that same period.

Chronology of immigration

In the list below, we try to offer an overview of the families that immigrated into New Netherland - in chronological order. This is an ongoing project. Please feel free to add or suggest names.

One of the objectives should be to make Master Profiles for the progenitors of these families. We invite direct descendants to become the primary managers for these progenitor profiles and to document them.

The list shows the oldest known year of immigration of these families through their male immigrant progenitor. Females who came alone were not infrequent but remain difficult to track.


  1. Clarke surnames with trees
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