Variant Surname Spellings
Tobias A. Wright, in writing of the Dutch Records of the early Staten Island Churches, states that "In many cases the names of the descendants of these early settlers are not only spelled differently and the pronunciations so changed as to almost defy recognition by those unlearned in the peculiar characteristics of Dutch nomenclature."
The underlined spelling is the variant used in the editorial content, unless referring to a specific person. The surnames on this list are not necessarily related to the Roll family.
R1 Clute, J. J. Annals of Staten Island. New York: Press of Chas. Vogt, 1877. The author cites Richmond County, North Division, court records from July 27 and 29, 1730.
R2 Botting, Cecelia C. Comfort Families of America. South Dakota, 1971. Page 6.
R3 Wilson, Richard Timbrook. Genealogy of the Roll Family. 1922, p. 5.
M1 Roll, I. Clifford.The Abraham Roll Family from New Jersey Pioneers in Hamilton County, Ohio. Cincinnati Historical Society Bulletin. 18:4, October 1960. Page 285.
M2 McCracken, George E. "The Easy-Going Van Woggelums." The American Genealogist. October 1956, 32:4. Page 206.
M3 Virkus. The Abridged Compendium of American Genealogy. VI, Page 533.
W1 Bailey, Rosalie Fellows. "Dutch Systems in Family Naming, New York - New Jersey." National Genealogical Society Quarterly, March 1953, December 1953 Reprint, Pages 20-21. The author cites The Holland Society Yearbook, 1900, Page 71; 1898, Page 119; 1897, Pages 141-42; Early Records of Albany, 3:35; Court Minutes of Fort Orange, 1:45, 2:268; Court Minutes of Albany, 2:335, 3:122; and NYGB Record, 48:112 and 357.
W2 Clute, J. J. Annals of Staten Island. Diagram of the Second Edifice of the Reformed Dutch Church at Port Richmond, Pages 452-453.
W3 Year Book of the Holland Society of New York 1914. Bergen Book, 2nd Vol. Marriages in the village of Bergen in New Jersey beginning 1665. Page 74.
W5 Ghagan, Hannah M. Four Families, Cory, Culbertson, Smith, Gahagan. p. 58.
N1 Honeyman, A. Van Doren. Joannes Nevius, Schepen and Thrid Secretary of New Amsterdam under the Dutch, First Secretary of New York city under the English, and His Descendants, A. D. 1627-1900. Plainfield, NJ: Honeyman, 1900.
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