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DIVISION III: STATEN ISLAND, NY

 

Progenitor Cors Pieterzsen is stated to be of Dutch origins, although some have speculated the family was of French Huguenot descent.  His wife was Tryntje Hendrickse of Dutch ancestry.  By reasons not known, the children of Hendrick Corssen, one of the sons, adopted the surname, Vroom, which in Dutch could mean brave, pious, kind or gentle.  Sometimes this word is encountered after someone's surname as a description.  It is suggested that this was the original surname of this line, but early records have confused this and it was dropped for a couple generations which led to the family using Corsen and Corson.  Later generations married spouses with the similar name of Croesen to further confuse the line.  Orville Corson described Division III in Three Hundred Years with the Corson Families in America, Vol. I, Chaps. IV-XXVIII, pp. 17-274.
 
Variant spellings: CORSSEN, CORSEN, CORSE, CORSON, CARSSEN, KORSSEN, KROESEN, CROESEN, VROOM

Coordinator: Peter B. Corson (M307)  PBCorson@aol.com

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  • Birthplaces of Division III descendants born with Corson surname (data incomplete).  (Contact to report a missing birthplace!):

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DNA Results:

  • Ancestral genetic signature of Benjamin Corson (1686-1740) (haplogroup I2b1) and Hendrick Vroom (1686-1769) (haplogroup R1b1a2) estimated by the Corson Surname DNA Project

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