Laurens Matthijzen Bancker

1650–1735 (Age 85)
Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands

The Life of Laurens Matthijzen

When Laurens Matthijzen Bancker was born in 1650, in Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands, his father, Laurens Mattyse Bancker, was 20 and his mother, Annechien Henricks, was 18. He married Jannetjie Hendrickse about 1685, in New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. He died in 1735, in North Tarrytown, Mount Pleasant, Westchester, New York, United States, at the age of 85.

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Family Time Line

Laurens Matthijzen Bancker
Jannetjie Hendrickse
Marriage: about 1685
Annetje Matthijzen Bancker
Abraham Matthijzen Bancker
Hendrick Matthijzen Bancker
Marietje Maria Matthijzen Bancker
Rombout Matthijzen Bancker
Frederick Matthijzen Bancker
Adolph Laurens Matthijzen Bancker
Jacob Matthijzen Bancker

Spouse and Children

about 1685
New York, United States


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Laurens Mattyse Bancker


    Annechien Henricks




World Events (7)

1652 · The First Anglo-Dutch War

Age 2

Also referred to as the First Dutch War. This was an entirely sea-based conflict that arose by trade disputes between the United Provinces of the Netherlands against the Commonwealth of England. Ended with the Treaty of Westminster; Holland agreed to respect the Navigation Act and compensate England accordingly.
1655 · Amsterdam City Hall is Opened

Age 5

The City of Amsterdam Town Hall was opened by Mayor Cornelis de Graeff on July 29, 1655. This structure would end up being converted into the Royal Palace of Amsterdam in the future (1806-1810).
1683 · Society of Suriname

Age 33

The Suriname Society was established as a subsidiary of the Dutch West India Company. Their primary goal was to venture overseas and develop the new colony known as Suriname. The three primary participants of the society were the Dutch West India Company, the city of Amsterdam, and the Van Aerssen van Sommelsdijck family. All citizens of the Dutch Republic were free to trade with Suriname.

Name Meaning

German: alternative spelling of Bäcker, a variant of Becker .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Story Highlight


The earliest Banker, or Bancker of which we have any record was Laurens Mattyse Bancker who came on the scene in Harlem in 1673. For an account of his life and some of his descendants we quote extract …

Sources (3)

  • Louwrens Banckert in entry for Johannes Banckert, "New York, Church Records, 1660-1954"
  • Lourens Mathysse in entry for Barber Mathysse, "New York, Church Records, 1660-1954"
  • Laurens Mattyse Bancker info in "A Partial History and Genealogical Record of the Bancker or Banker Families of America" (Banker, 1909) — FamilySearch

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