I remember seeing a Richard Amberman among the names in some of the birth/marriage records I have. When I get some spare time, I'll pull some of the stuff out and see what I can find. As for where in Holland we came from, there is nothing much. The record I have mentions Dirck Janse Amerman having been here for 37 years in 1687 when the English took over. I can't remember for sure, but it might have mentioned Amsterdam. That may have simply been where he left from. Figuring he died in 1723, he must have been pretty young. Most people arriving here didn't have last names,they used the patronymic. Dirck went by Dirck Janssen. Guess that means his father was Jan. Without knowing where he came from or any sibling names, it's pretty tough to track him down over there. Apparently Dirck Janse is a pretty common name.Who knows where Amerman came from? Maybe from where he settled, Nieu Amersfoort.