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New Amsterdam - Immigrants

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  • Dirck Gerritszen van Dien (c.1630 - c.1680)
    George Olin Zabriskie's article Geertje Hendricks, mother of the Hooper and Van Dien Families ; page 264 of Genealogies of New Jersey Families: Families A-Z, pre-American notes on old New Netherland fa...
  • Heyltje Pieters Cloppers (c.1640 - c.1701)
  • Oelfert (Wolfert) (Van Heerenveen) Sjoerts (1661 - 1710)
    Olphert witnesses a baptism in his extended family 1697 Apr 18; Cornelus Klopper , Aefje Luykas; Cornelis; Olphert Sjoerts , Heyltje Kloppers
  • Aldert Swartwout, surgeon (c.1610 - 1656)
    The family is from Groningen but several of Aldert's brothers move to Amsterdam, in 1652 Aldert's brother Thomas and his family emigrate to America, it's reasonable to assume that Aldert emigrated abou...


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 immigrant progenitor.