Interesting...in the 1970s, my dad said the Dutch got ripped off when they bought Manhattan from the Indians. I wonder if New Amsterdam was strong what America would be like today. Hartford would be Houshope (House of Hope) in Dutch, I’d guess,.
My Dad always called potholders, and kitchen mitts “hand shoes.” We used to laugh at him about it. But it wasn’t until a short while ago that I discovered the Dutch name for gloves is “handschoe.” He didn’t speak Dutch at home, only when he was swearing, and then of course none of us knew what he was saying.