Scots-Dutch Links in Europe and America, 1575-1825
For his latest book, Scottish emigration expert David Dobson has combed primary and secondary sources on both sides of the Atlantic in order to document these links between Scotland, the Netherlands, and America. Mr. Dobson provides over 2,000 separate references to this traffic. In each case, he states the individualÔÇÖs name, occupation (soldier, merchant, student, etc.), date of the reference, and the source. Marriage entries typically give the ScotÔÇÖs name and place of origin, those of his spouse, and sometimes the name(s) of parents, or more. In a few cases, the references are to Dutch persons who migrated in the opposite direction, attracted by ScotlandÔÇÖs offer of full naturalization. The author cautions researchers to note that the names brought to America by these immigrants were generally modified by the Dutch and, on occasion, provide no clue to their actual Scots origin.
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