I don't anything about a Charles Vandenbroeck but it intrigued me to see another Vandenbroeck on the web. I'm from Canada and our name is not very common. I do know that my great grandfather, Joseph Vandenbroeck came from Belgium earlier in the 1900's. We still go by Vandenbroeck. Our name hasn't been shortened. I don't know much about my great grandfather's family before he came here as he died in 1984 when I was very young.