Any objection to Jans Aerjan as LNAB ID, b. 1608 in Netherlands?

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This Jans Aerjan-1 is the father of the New Netherland immigrant. I don't know why he has this name. He is the son of  Adrian Miertensen DeJongh.

He also shows up as Aerjan Jans-44 with the same spouse and parents, and again as Jans Aerjan-2, with the same spouse and daugther, but in that case as a son of a Tennis Crymea.

I have no idea why all these various names, and how they relate to the fathers. But Jans Aerjan seems to be the consistent name, even with the one reversal. So I would be inclined to keep that form, for the purpose of merging duplicates on this line.

But I would disconnect the Crymea father. That one seems to be an oddity, and should be detached, unless there is better explanation for it. But I now have it permanently linked as a reference here, so that it will not get lost. There appears to be a reference to more info in the Ancestry profile.

So if no objection or only minimal response, I would like to proceed as stated above, and move this Jans Aerjan-1 profile to NNS, in one week, on April 10, 2014. And then these merges will be ready to set up.

This G2G can stay open and linked to the profile for further discussion on the proper patronymic LNAB for later, or further explanation and sourcing about why these names are all as they are here.

WikiTree profile: Aerjan Jans
in Genealogy Help by Steven Mix G2G6 Mach 4 (41.2k points)
edited by Steven Mix
I thought this one was ready to go, as outlined above. But before disconnecting that odd father profile, I posted a message about it on the profile, and also sent a message to the manager, Ron. He is currently rather active, so I want to be sure to give Ron a chance with any explanation or objection. The other father does not appear to be a clearly obvious choice either, which makes me hesitant. So for now, I think maybe put this plan as outlined above on hold, for another week, until April 20, 2014.

As I look at this more closely, it seems evident to me that his first name needs to be Aerjan. Because matches for his daughter are named almost patronymically as  Annetje Ariens De Cram and Annetje Adrians. The surname Jans may be an interpretation of the supposed father's surname, DeJongh, but who knows.

Also problematic are the dates. This Aerjan in all copies is born 1608-1610, but the parents are born 1600, and the supposed later siblings are born 1617 and later. His birth may be stated a decade too early in all cases, which is possible, with his daughter born in the 1640s.

I really don't think we are going to get any quick resolution on any of these issues, so I am going to move forward as outlined above. Becasue the later descendant merges are dependent upon it. This G2G can stay open and linked for any further discussion or new information that develops.

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Yes it should be Aerjan Jans, Dutch Roots Project can probably help and try and solve this  (take a closer look)
by Bea Wijma G2G6 Pilot (277k points)
selected by Steven Mix

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