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The TenEyck Surname Project


The original surname was ger (or der) Eyck--by the Oak. They changed to Ten Eyck (similar meaning--of or by the Oak) in Amsterdam to better blend in to Dutch culture. Antwerp, Belgium is the oldest location found so far -- about 1560. They left in 1575 when the Spanish troops burned down the city, and went to Germany--just over the border to Moers. The heir, Coenraet, at age 17-18 went to Amsterdam in 1634 with a brother and sister to take advantage of better economic opportunity. They sailed on the Dutch ship 'de Bonte Coe' late in 1650 for New Amsterdam, courtesy of the Dutch West India Co--who sponsored Coenraet, his wife and three children to help provide needed infrastructure (trades people - Coenraet was a Shoemaker) to allow the fledgling colony to grow.



Other surnames in Project

Ten Eyck, ten eyeck, Teneick, TenEyck, Teneyke

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