Brinckerhoff Ct. site of the Brinckerhoff Manor apartments laid out in the 1940's, was named for Elbert A. Brinckerhoff the City's first mayor , and member of the Brinckerhoff family, headed by Joris Dircksen Brinckerhoef, the founder of the American branch of this famil, came from the County of Drent, of Drenthe in the United Provinces of Holland, and having lived some time at Flushing, a seaport in Zealand, arrived in this Country in 1638. He settled on Staten Island, and entered intoa contract with Cornelius Melyn, the owner of the island, to reside there: but owing to the murder of some neighboring planters by the Indians, in 1641 he obtained a release from the contract, August 15, 1641. Then he went and settled in Brooklyn. He married Susannah Dubbels, who died January 16, 1661. The family settled in Bergen County at a very early day, and is one of the oldest and best known in the eastern part of New Jersey.
- Griffin et al, Dustin (2003). Englewood: Historical Sketches. Englewood Historical Society. p. 51.
- Harvey, Cornelius Burnham (1900) (in English). Geneaological History of Hudson and Bergen Counties. New York, NY: NJ Genealogical Publ. Co,. p. 101. https://archive.org/stream/genealogicalhist00harv#page/n5/mode/2up.