Among my wife's ancestors there are some Paling or Palingh. The word "paling" means "eel" in Holland. Her ancestors lived in the town of Woerden. I have on record: Ryck Jansen P (around 1600), Bruyn Ryckes P (born 18.9.1633), Ryck Bruyne P. (born 23.10.1667) and Dievertje Rykse P. (born 22.5.1697); all born and buried in Woerden. If you are interested I can also provide their wives/husbands names.