Jan Joosten Family Study

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Surnames/tags: Van Meteren Van Meeteren Van Metern
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Parent Project: Van Meteren Name Study, a One Name Study.


Jan Joosten Family Study

A subproject of the Van Meteren Name Study, this project, the Jan Joosten Family Study project (previously identified as "Family of New Netherland Immigrant Ancestor - Jan Joosten") is intended to help his descendants be better stewards of his family's WikiTree profiles. To that end, please add Category:Jan Joosten Family Study to the profiles of Jan Joosten's ancestors and descendants.

Jan Joosten

Jan Joosten brought his family to New Netherland from Amsterdam in 1662. He is the immigrant ancestor of this line and a New Netherland Settler.

Immigrant Ancestor

Jan Joosten van Meteren migrated from Amsterdam to New Netherland in 1662 aboard the d'Vos with his wife and five children.

What's in a Name

Jan Joosten van Meteren (means John, son of Justus, from Meteren)[1]

Jan Joosten probably did not use van Meteren as a surname before coming to America, if then. A transcript of the passenger list for d’Vos listed him as Jan Joosten from “Tielderweert.” Meteren was “a village (sometimes called Meeteren), in Tielerwaard.”[2]

Van Meteren-8 is being used for his WikiTree profile ID. The following variations were referenced or used by merged profiles:

  • VanMeteren
  • VanMeeteren
  • Van Metern
  • VanMetre

Fine Lineage, V-1[3] has an excellent discussion about how the Dutch used patronymics, geographical origins and occupations to describe people.

Project Protected Profiles

Jan Joosten’s Descendants

Jan Joosten’s profile includes the New Netherland Settlers Project template, which shows him as belonging to a New Netherland family, and his profile has been designated a “Project Protected Profile.” This means that duplicate profiles should be merged into Van Meteren-8; the Project Protected status prevents Van_Meteren-8 from being merged into another Jan Joosten’s profile.

Please help find and merge duplicate profiles for Jan Joosten and his descendants (use this link for Jan Joosten’s Descendants to find profiles linked to Van Meteren-8). Some of the profiles listed will be Project Protected.

If you disagree with the styling/spelling of the ID used for any “Project Protected Profile,” please post to G2G using the profile’s “Ask Question about...” button (right-hand side of profiles, under “Comments” section). Be sure to tag the posting new_netherland as well as the current ID (without the number) and your preference (use an underscore for a space; capitalization does not matter in tags) – e.g., for Van_Meteren-8, your tags would be new_netherland, van_meteren, (your_preference)
If you find a lower number, for example, Van_Meteren-10 is a Project Protected Profile, but you find a duplicate profile with the ID Van_Meteren-9, please notify the project leader or other supervisor before proposing a merge so that the Project Protected status can be changed to the lower-numbered ID.[4]
~Liz Shifflett, June 14, 2013
Update July 21, 2015. Jan's descendants under the NNS project have mostly been "grandfathered" in to the Category:NNS that lists profiles that have been through the NNS Approval System for LNAB (click the preceding links for more info about the category & system).
Update December 19, 2016. The NNS Project is phasing out many categories, to include removing the Project Collateral Category and others that were used to protect profiles under the NNS project. Any profile that is project-protected must show the project that it is under. If you manage a profile for someone in Jan Joosten's family that is protected but has no project affiliation, check out the new One Name Study Project, Space:Van_Meteren_Name_Study and its subproject, the Jan Joosten Family Study (this page), with the companion category
Category:Jan Joosten Family Study
Add that category to profiles of his ancestors, his own family, and his descendants (to include their spouses) to include them under the Jan Joosten Family Study project.

  1. from P. S. Ehrlich, comp. and ed., Fine Lineage, (world wide web: the compiler and editor, 2003–), V-1: "Jan Joosten" is a double diminutive—Jan being a short form of Johannus or Joannus, and Joost of Justus.
  3. P. S. Ehrlich, comp. and ed., Fine Lineage, (world wide web: the compiler and editor, 2003–)
  4. any WikiTree supervisor can do this

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