Starting Sept. 5, 2014, Genealogy.com will be making a big change. GenForum message boards, Family Tree Maker homepages, and the most popular articles will be preserved in a read-only format, while several other features will no longer be available, including member subscriptions and the Shop.
 
Learn more


Chat | Daily Search | My GenForum | Community Standards | Terms of Service
Jump to Forum
Home: Surnames: Terhune Family Genealogy Forum

Post FollowupReturn to Message ListingsPrint Message

Re: Geertje Dircks Denyce
Posted by: Barbara Terhune (ID *****2884) Date: September 21, 2008 at 17:15:55
In Reply to: Re: Geertje Dircks Denyce by Stan Gloeckner of 631

That's good sleuthing, Stan - but the names Geertje and Grietje are NOT interchangeable. The Grietje Dircks in New Amsterdam would have been baptized Margrietje...and for the life of me, despite countless efforts, I have FAILED to determine what given name "Geertje/Geertie" stems from.

Since a number of grand-daughters and great grand-daughters were named Gerebrechje, with various spellings - no two alike - I've been inclined to think perhaps Geertje was short for Gerebrechje. But I have found no one to either repudiate or confirm said conjecture...<sigh>

If you choose to follow up with your conjecture, I suggest you
visit here:
http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/search?path=Dutch-Colonies

You can search the Dutch-Colonies archives for "Dirckse" (in the subject line) and come up with about 46 entries posted by some VERY intelligent folks.

Barb


Notify Administrator about this message?
Followups:

Post FollowupReturn to Message ListingsPrint Message

http://genforum.genealogy.com/terhune/messages/536.html
Search this forum:

Search all of GenForum:

Proximity matching
Add this forum to My GenForum Link to GenForum
Add Forum
Home |  Help |  About Us |  Site Index |  Jobs |  PRIVACY |  Affiliate
© 2007 The Generations Network