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From: "Lorine McGinnis Schulze" <>
Subject: Re: Concerning the use of diminutive names for grown people
Date: Sat, 30 Oct 1999 20:16:19 -0400
Robert L. Ward <> wrote:
> Is the name "Jan" the same as "Johannes/Johann/Hans"? Is it possible for
> a family to have two adult sons, one of each name, living at the same
Indeed it is Bob. In the DAMEN family, Jan Jansen Damen had
*two* brothers named Cornelis Janse -- and both were alive at the
same time. This was not a case of naming a second child with the
same name as a deceased child. Both brothers married and had
One was known as Cornelis Jansen Cuyper and the other Cornelis
Jansen Damen but both are proven brothers (named in Jan's will ).
Jan Cornelise Damen (my ancestor and Jan Janse Damen's
nephew) repeated this by naming two of his daughters Lysbeth --
both were alive and well and raising children at the same time.
Both are named in a primary source document as children and
heirs of Jan Cornelise Damen.
I know there are other Dutch families who had the same
problematic event -- two children with the same name and both
living at the same time -- but cannot recall the family names.
Lorine McGinnis Schulze
* The Olive Tree Genealogy
* The Canadian Military Heritage Project
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