New Netherland settler to merge: Claeszen-7 (Claes Claeszen Smit) [closed]

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Claes Claeszen Smit from Amersfoort, NL has a few duplicates that need to be merged.

It is possible that there are further duplicates but no more that I could see connected in any way to this group of profiles.

These profiles are all believed to be the same person because they all have their own version of his daughter attached to him. There were multiple versions of his wife's profile but she was already merged as she was German.

Though he is recorded at his marriage with the secondary name of Smit, it was most likely his profession. Van Amersfoort is separated by a comma making it clear that this is a toponymic. He is next recorded at his daughter's baptism as Claes Claeszen without the Smit. He also didn't leave any male heirs so no surname was passed down. For these reasons, Claeszen seems to be the best choice for his LNAB.

Are there any concerns or issues? If not, I'll proceed to merge the duplicates into Claeszen-7 in about a month.

WikiTree profile: Claes Smit
closed with the note: Task complete!
asked in Genealogy Help by Carrie Quackenbush G2G6 Mach 7 (72.3k points)
closed by Carrie Quackenbush

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We can try to find some records, there is one with a father Claes Nicolaes attached, but for now Claeszen looks fine (looking at records from that time in Amersfoort, there were men with that patronymic and written the same, so it's not a strange patronymic for someone coming from Amersfoort in that period/time), so no problem ;)

answered by Bea Wijma G2G6 Pilot (242k points)
selected by Philip van der Walt

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