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Mattys Mattysen Van Keuren

Also Known As: "Matthys van Keuren", "Matthyssen VanKeuren"
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Birthplace: Fort Orange, Albany, Albany County, New York, United States
Death: October 07, 1730 (81)
Kingston, Ulster County, New York, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Mathijs Jansen van Keulen; Mathijs Jansen Van Ceulen and Margrietje Van Keuren
Husband of Tjatte Matthyssen
Father of Sarah Matthyssen van Keuren; Lea Berry; Matthys Matthyssen van Keulen; Tjerck Mathyssz van Keuren; Thomas Matthyssen and 7 others
Brother of Catryntje Matthyssen; Annatje Mattesen Jansen Hendricks; Jan Tyssen and Sarah Matthyssen Du Bois

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About Mattys Mattysen Van Keuren

Captain Mattys was taken captive by Native Americans


Matthys should have been named Hendrick, in honor of his maternal grandmother. When his father, Mathijs, died in Oct, 1648, Matthys had not yet been born, so following a Dutch tradition, he was named for his dead father instead.


“Van Keuren” has no direct Dutch/German meaning, as it is a corruption of the original name, meaning “Of Cologne”. The family left Cologne in the 1540s, and added the van suffix at that time. Mathijs’ children all used the patronymic “Matthyssen”, but in 1715, his grandsons decided to abandon the patronymic and begin using the “Van” name, adopting the spelling “Van Keuren”. It is thought that the long time period between the death of Mathijs Jansen van Ceulen in 1648 and the attempt to revive the name in 1715 is likely the cause of the spelling variation. Virtually all Van Curens, Van Kurens, Van Kurins, Van Kurans, Van Curons, and Van Keurens in America are direct descendants of Mathijs van Ceulen


After Matthys Jansen's death, the surname was not used by the family for 68 years. It was revived when his grandsons through his son Matthys Matthysen attempted to reclaim the name of nobility in 1716, they were unsure of the spelling. Van Keuren is what they ended up with. There are several different spellings of the name, including “Keulen”, “Kuren”, and “Curen”, but all people that we have found are descended from Matthys Matthysen Van Keuren.


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Mattys Mattysen Van Keuren's Timeline

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October 16, 1648
Albany, Albany County, New York, United States
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April 16, 1678
Kingston, Ulster County, New York
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Kingston, Ulster, New York, United States
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April 24, 1681
Kingston, Ulster County, New York
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December 24, 1682
Hurley, Ulster County, New York
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Kingston, Ulster County, New York, United States
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Kingston, Ulster County, New York
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Kingston, Ulster County, New York
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Kingston, Ulster County, New York