On of my surnames is Cranker. I have been able to trace this name to the Dutch colonies in New York to pre 1750. There are various spellings among them Krankhert and Cranckheyt with both being found in church records within the same family.
My question is to the given name. I have two spellings and I have not been able to locate a reference to either in records. I do not know whether either are shortened version of another name and hope someone can give me some direction.
The given name is Judlow or Judlof. Again, I have seen both in published records from the same period. I have no birth year but from marriage record onwards through the birth of his children are available.
Thanks in advance for your assistance.