I am new to Dutch research and am helping out a friend with Dutch ancestors.
John PRINS (b.1833)is on an 1880 US Census in Olive, Michigan with wife Maggie (b. 1831) and son Charles (b.1867), all born in Holland.
When doing a basic search in Dutch records, I don't see any first names like Maggie or Charles. Also I see de Prins a lot. Would John, Maggie & Charles be Americanized names?
I would appreciate any help with naming practices.