I just returned from Groningen. I live in Alaska, but my family live in Holland, MI. Many Brinks came from Groningen to Holland and I do remember a Jan Brink being in my geneology. I have much history on our branch - Reolof Brink, father of Evert, both moved to Holland MI in 1884. I have their history going back to the first Brink - Jan, back when Napolean insisted people took last names!