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Vrancken Early Origins



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.

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Vrancken Spelling Variations


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Vrancken Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Fracken, Vrecken, Francken, Vrechem, Vrachien, Vrancken, Frecken and many more.

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Vrancken Early History


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Vrancken Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Vrancken research. Another 253 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1540, 1610, 1542, 1616 and 1825 are included under the topic Early Vrancken History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Vrancken Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Vrancken Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Vrancken Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Vrancken (post 1700)


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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

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    3. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    4. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    5. Swierenga, Robert P. Compiler Dutch Emigrant to the United State, South Africa, South America and Southeast Asia 1835-1880 An Alphabetical Listing by Househould Heads and Independent Persons. Wilmington, DE: Scholary Resources, 1983. Print.
    6. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    10. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
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    The Vrancken Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Vrancken Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 12 December 2014 at 11:38.

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