Re: Gen. James Longstreet & Roayl background
The name Longstreet is the English translation of the Dutch name Langstraat. It was the name first used about 1695 when the Dirck Stoffles family consisting of Dirck and his children Stoffel, Classje and Adriaen adopted the name as was demanded by Royal edict. The name is further affirmed in church records in 1696 when Stoffel and Classje's children were baptized in a double ceremony. It is further affirmed in a propertyDeed dated 1699 where all members of the family are named,
Stoffel Langstraat and Mayka Laan are the common paternal ancestors of every natural born male in America who carries the Longstreet surname. The name has been spelled Longstreet since circa 1760.
Mayka was a first generation colony child. This family is proved to circa 1550 at Peel, Principality of Liege, Low Countries. .
Dirck Stoffel married ? Van Lieu and arrived in the colonies circa 1650. Many of these families sailed from Holland to the colonies as it was the busiest port in the world in the 1600s.
Gen. Longstreet's children did not survive childhood diseases. He has no direct descendants.