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Re: Jans Claesen Romeyn ( Romayne, Romine, Romaeyn)
Posted by: Harrie Lamers (ID *****7318) Date: August 09, 2012 at 11:20:24
In Reply to: Jans Claesen Romeyn ( Romayne, Romine, Romaeyn) by L.Vines Bentley of 3246

That will be difficult. The registers of baptisms and marriages start after the Eighty-Year War (1568-1648). Mostly you must search in notary documents and tax registers.
In Amsterdam: they begin about 1700. See:
Be aware, that in Dutch the name is also written Romeijn and Romijn.
The name Jans is female; the name Jan is a male. In fact the word Jans for a male means ‘of Jan’. So, Jans (male) is a genitive. Christoffel Jans means Christoffel of Jan. So, Jan is the father.
Jan Claessen Romeijn means: Jan, son of Nicolaas Romeijn.
I give you some sites to search; but keep in mind: most baptismal and marriage registers start after 1648, mostly about 1700.
Some Dutch on line sources for genealogy:

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