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|Histories||NEW YORK - Barent and Aeltie Driessen, later Johnson.|
a.k.a. - Brent Johnson, Kings County, Long Island, New York.
The early Dutch generations systematically used patronymics in their naming patterns where the name of an ancestor was added as a suffix or a prefix to children's names in order to show descent. Barent Driessen's son became Jan Brentsen; whose son became Berent Jansen; whose son became Barent Johnson. (The Dutch given names of Jan and John are interchangeable).
Major surname connections families include GULICK, SCHENCK, STILLWELL, TERHUNE, VAN PELT, VAN VOORHEES AND WYCKOFF.
This family group constitues the ancestors for the Author's grandmother, Jennie June Johnson.
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