Were our surname Prinsloo when our ancestors lived in Gouda Netherlands?

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I cannot find any Prinsloo surname in the Netherlands.  It seems that our surname changed from something else to Prinsloo.  Is it possible that you can tell me what our family's surname was while living in the Netherlands near Gouda
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Found several with Prins surname in Netherlands.

Geertje Prins
Netherlands Births and Baptisms, 1564-1910
birth:
20 January 1845
Bergambacht, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
christening:
Bergambacht, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
residence:
1845
Bergambacht, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands

Sara Prins
Netherlands Births and Baptisms, 1564-1910
birth:
5 May 1850
Bergambacht, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
christening:
Bergambacht, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
residence:
1850
Bergambacht, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands

Arie Prins
Netherlands Births and Baptisms, 1564-1910
birth:
22 February 1848
Bergambacht, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
christening:
Bergambacht, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
residence:
1848
Bergambacht, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands

Willem Prins
Netherlands Births and Baptisms, 1564-1910
birth:
6 October 1843
Bergambacht, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
christening:
Bergambacht, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
residence:
1843
Bergambacht, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands

Arie Prins
Netherlands Births and Baptisms, 1564-1910
birth:
3 April 1849
Bergambacht, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
christening:
Bergambacht, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
residence:
1849
Bergambacht, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands

Maarten Prins
Netherlands Births and Baptisms, 1564-1910
birth:
12 March 1853
Bergambacht, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
christening:
Bergambacht, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
residence:
1853
Bergambacht, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands

Cornelis Prins
Netherlands Births and Baptisms, 1564-1910
birth:
28 June 1846
Bergambacht, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
christening:
Bergambacht, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
residence:
1846
Bergambacht, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands

Willem Prins
Netherlands Births and Baptisms, 1564-1910
birth:
2 October 1846
Bergambacht, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
christening:
Bergambacht, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
residence:
1846
Bergambacht, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands

Arie Prins
Netherlands Births and Baptisms, 1564-1910
birth:
27 May 1851
Bergambacht, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
christening:
Bergambacht, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
residence:
1851
Bergambacht, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands

Arie Prins
Netherlands Births and Baptisms, 1564-1910
birth:
23 March 1830
Alblasserdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
residence:
1830
Alblasserdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands

Dirksje Prins
Netherlands Births and Baptisms, 1564-1910
birth:
28 January 1832
Alblasserdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
residence:
1832
Alblasserdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands

Bartje Prins
Netherlands Births and Baptisms, 1564-1910
birth:
28 August 1833
Alblasserdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
residence:
1833
Alblasserdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands

Woutje Prins
Netherlands Births and Baptisms, 1564-1910
birth:
26 June 1833
Alblasserdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
residence:
1833
Alblasserdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands

Wilhelmina Prins
Netherlands Births and Baptisms, 1564-1910
birth:
6 August 1835
Alblasserdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
residence:
1835
Alblasserdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands

Jacobus Prins
Netherlands Births and Baptisms, 1564-1910
birth:
31 August 1837
Alblasserdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
residence:
1837
Alblasserdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands

Huiberta Prins
Netherlands Births and Baptisms, 1564-1910
birth:
10 May 1841
Alblasserdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
residence:
1841
Alblasserdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands

Teuntje Prins
Netherlands Births and Baptisms, 1564-1910
birth:
4 May 1821
Alblasserdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
residence:
1821
Alblasserdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands

Nicolaas Prins
Netherlands Births and Baptisms, 1564-1910
birth:
19 August 1822
Alblasserdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
residence:
1822
Alblasserdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands

Teuntje Prins
Netherlands Births and Baptisms, 1564-1910
birth:
26 September 1824
Alblasserdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
residence:
1824
Alblasserdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands

Nicolaas Prins
Netherlands Births and Baptisms, 1564-1910
birth:
21 February 1828
Alblasserdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
residence:
1828
Alblasserdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands

2 Answers

+2 votes

PrinslooPrinsloo is an Afrikaans surname. The name is derived from the Dutch word Prins (meaning prince), and a Loo suffix meaning clearing in a forest. Variant spellings include Prinzloo and Prinslo.

Prinsloo - Wikipedia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prinsloo

answered by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (1.8m points)
+2 votes

Looking at the Gouda tafels for 1812 I find a Princelo as well as Prins, Prince, and Prinsenberg.

In the tafels for 1813-1822 there is a Prinselo as well as Prinsenberg, Prinse, Prins, Prince.

In not-very-distant Rotterdam there are records indexed for Prinsseloo, and Prinsloo.

answered by Rob Ton G2G6 Pilot (272k points)
There are also indexed records of Prinslo at Utrecht.
Also there may not be a family name, just patronymics. For example one of the earliest profiles for a Prinsloo gives then as Arij Gerrits baptized at Gouda 30 Dec 1646 - the corresponding baptismal entry only uses patronymics not a family name. See: familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99QJ-ZPTC?i=291&cc=2037907
Thank you Rob.  I traveled to Gouda a month ago to try to find family but I was unsuccessful.I wish I could communicate with you directly to find out where you get all your info from.  I cannot find anything on the internet......

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