Ferdinand's indenture record would indicate that his mother's name was Susanna, but I have never seen anything that would identify the name of his father.It has been suggested that his father may have been a Reijnier, based upon the name of his oldest son.What documents do you speak of that refer to Ferdinand as a Janse(n)?Are these old documents or a more recent written account of events?Your message suggests that you may not fully understand the workings of Patronymics, but answering your questions should shed some light:
1. Jan Jansen...I assume that someone has identified Antoni Jansen van Salee's father by that name.We know that Antoni s father was a "Jan" because of Antoni's patronymic "Jansen", but I have never seen anything to indicate what his father's patronymic would be.Similarly, Antoni's daughter was not "Eva Jansen", she was "Eva Antonise".Patronymics did not transcend generations.My 8th great grandfather was Mathijs Jansen.His father was Jan Mathijssen.Jan's father was Mathijs Wolfaertsen.Mathijs W's father was Wolfaert....additional info unknown.If Ferd was Ferdinandus Jansen, then all that tells us is that his father was named Jan.Since Jan was a very popular name, Jansen was a common surname.Under British rule in the late 1600s, Patronymic names became real surnames and passed down.Example: Brothers Matthys Matthyssen and Jan Matthyssen of Kingston.Matthys' children were baptised "Matthyssen" not because the name carried forward, but because the father was named "Matthys".Matthyssen continued for Matthys' children until they changed the name to Van Keuren in 1716.Brother Jan Matthyssen's children were all baptised "Jansen", for their father.But then the Jansen name carried forward and all of his descent uses a form of Jansen.To further illustrate patronymic naming system:Brothers 1. Mathijs Jansen, 2. Conraet Jansen, 3. Klaes Jansen, and 4. Cornellis Jansen(Holland born, early 1600s) would have children whose surnames would be 1.Mathijssen, 2. Conraetsen, 3. Klaessen, and 4. Cornellissen.None of them would have children named Jansen.
2. I have seen the name in many forms, but have never been able to associate it to a place.Zyklen or Zijklen are common early spellings, and Sycklen/Sicklen is found in many early Dutch records.It may allude to a very small obscure place that is not on any map, or it may have been one of those places that was totally destroyed in one of the many wars.
3. American common Siclen/Sicklen/Sickle are likely all directly descended from Ferdinandus, since they are corruptions of the original name tied to Ferdinandus by a variety of records.Someone else of the original "Van" name might not generate the same name corruptions.Example: All Van Keurens/Van Kurens/Van Curens, etc descend from Mathijs Jansen van Ceulen(aka Keulen).The corruption is obvious, and is limited to this one ancestor.There were many other vanCeulen/Keulen immigrants, but their descendants all still have the "L" in the name.Still, it is theoretically possible that some Van Sickle(n)s may be related to another immigrant...but I have never seen any record of another similarly named immigrant who could have been a Van Sickle(n) progenitor.Has anyone out there ran into such an immigrant?