Early Origins of the Vrancken family
The surname Vrancken was first found in Holland, 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 North Brabant, a province of the Netherlands
. The principal cities are Eindhoven, Helmund and Tilburg. Historically one province, it is now North and South, the north being a part of Holland. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.
Early History of the Vrancken family
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Vrancken Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Fracken, Vrecken, Francken, Vrechem, Vrachien, Vrancken, Frecken and many more.
Early Notables of the Vrancken family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Vrancken family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Arent Francken, who arrived in New Netherlands
(New York) in 1659; Hermann Albrecht von Francken, a German mercenary in Canada in 1777; Johan Mathias Fracken, who was naturalized in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania in 1830.
Contemporary Notables of the name Vrancken (post 1700)
- Jasper Vrancken, German editor, director and writer
- Wouter Vrancken (1979-1997), former Belgian defensive football midfielder who played for the Belgium National Team in 1997 and from 2000 to 2002