, where the name came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as numerous branches of the same house acquired distant estates, some of which were located in other countries. Through the acquisition of these estates as well as their important contributions to society, the family successfully elevated their social status.
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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Lysbet VerSchuren, who arrived in New Netherland in 1663; Leysbet Verschuren, who came to New Netherland in 1663; Peter Scheur, who arrived sometime between 1709 and 1710.