I am a descendant of Guisbert Rycken and his son Abraham Rycken, who settled in New Netherlands in the 1630's coming from Amsterdam Holland. During the following years the name was changed to Rycke and finally to Ricker in the late 1600's. I am directly descended from Jan Ricker, who settled in the Northern New Jersey area in the early 1700's.
A very prolific family, there are many Rickers still in the North New Jersey area..notably Morris,Passaic,Sussex,and Hunterdon Counties.
Would anyone else have any information or connection with the "Dutch" Rickers?
Looking forward to hearing from you..........
Thanks for your time