The surname Vancuren was first found in Belgium, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in Brabant, an ancient duchy from 1190 onward. Within the province Brussels and Louvain are the major cities and the smaller Clabecq, Tubize and Wavre towns. Other towns include Vilvorde, Tirlemont and Hal. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into a most influential family. Originally Clerx French from Paris this family name settled in Brabant about the 15th century where they held a
at Belletanche and Waroux in Limburg and Liege.
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of this family name include: Clerx, Clerex, Cuerens, vanCuren, van Curon, Curen and many more.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Martha Curen, who came to Maryland in 1676; Math Curen, who settled in Barbados in 1679; M. Curon, who came to New York, NY in 1821; and Hugh Curen, who settled in New York in 1857..