Place: Nordstrand - North Friesland - North Frisian Islands

 Nordstrand is now a peninsula in Germany on the North Sea, but at the time of the Dutch Colonial Period was a part of the larger island, Strand in North Friesland, which became several smaller islands in the Burchardi Flood of 1634.   


The flood drowned many people, and over the following years, a group of families left Nordstrand (Noordstrandt) for a fresh start in New Amsterdam.   Because they came from this area, several took the last name: van Nordstrand.