When David Brinkerhoff was born on 19 September 1815, in Cayuga, Aurelius, Cayuga, New York, United States, his father, Joris "George R" Brinkerhoff, was 30 and his mother, Jacomijntie Bevier, was 27. He married Harriet Benson about 1836, in Niles, Cayuga, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Owasco, Owasco, Cayuga, New York, United States for about 20 years. He died on 10 October 1892, at the age of 77, and was buried in Plymouth Township, Richland, Ohio, United States.
Dutch: variant of Brinkerhof, a habitational name from a place so called (there is one in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany), named with hof (see Hof ) and Brink as ‘the farmstead in low-lying pastureland’. The surname Brinkerhoff is no longer found in the Netherlands. Compare Brinckerhoff .
History: Joris Brinkerhoff came to New Netherland (now NY) from the Netherlands in 1638.