Langestraet or Langstraat for this Dutch immigrant NNS PPP?

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I had earlier made Langstraat the NNS PPP, because it was a more Dutch form than the alternative Americanized match, Longstreet.

But now we have Langestraet, and it seems to be a better Dutch form, it matches the majority of the current children profiles, and it has at least one comprehensive source.

So would the projects agree here that it should have an NNS PPP swap, to make this attached Langestraet-17 the new NNS PPP? Descendant profiles are trying to merge, so we need to do something, to avoid parental disconnects. I am inclined to vote for the change.

WikiTree profile: Dirck Stoffels Langestraet
in Genealogy Help by Steven Mix G2G6 Mach 4 (41.7k points)
This new spelling looks like a better Dutch spelling.

However, is there clear evidence that this is a Dutch name, and not the "Dutchified" name of an English family that emigrated first to the Netherlands and later to New Netherland?
Langestraet indeed seems the better spelling, and maybe if we could find some sources in the Netherlands it could very well be just the patronymic is even more correct, but for now Langestraet  looks like the best one for PPP

I would tend to discount the possible use of Longstreet as an early English name for this branch because

  • we do not have any Longstreet profile on this ancestor, although one was merged away
  • there is no known Longstreet ancestor from England
  • most of the descendant profiles use the Dutch name, and Longstreet mostly only appears with later American descendants

2 Answers

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Best answer
I agree with you Steven. Seems it's the better Dutch form. Since the children have this form and a comprehensive source then I'd swap the NNS ppp.
by Michelle Hartley G2G6 Pilot (154k points)
selected by Philip van der Walt

Indeed both are possible, but Langestraet is more old Dutch than Langstraat ...

I agree with Philip.

In old dutch the long sound for "aa" was spelled as "ae",
simular with the long sound for "oo" that was spelled as "oi".
For the dutch this last form is stil known in the city-name "Oisterhout".

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