For years she has heard from either my hub or me about John de Mol's television revolution both in Holland and the US -- Big Brother, Fear Factor, The Voice, Deal or No Deal, etc.--, that the best chocolate around is Dutch, etc. And yesterday after trying to decipher this tome of family pedigree information about our family, I can show her that she too is a little Dutch. Like it or not!
I sent family members the thick PDF document yesterday, and today I will send my notes of my reading it. It was an interesting thing to do on a rainy day.
I learned a lot about names and where they originated before Napoleon decreed in 1810 that people in his Dutch reign had to choose a name and register with it. I am just happy that my forefathers chose decent names and not something profane.
My sympathy to the Naaktgeborens/born naked, Piest/pisses, and Spring int Veld/spring in the field families in The Netherlands!