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Where did the Dutch Loet family come from? What is the Dutch Loet family crest and coat of arms? When did the Loet family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Loet family history?

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Loet, Loot, Loete, Loetes, Loett, Loets, Loots, Lootes, de Loot, Van Loot and many more.

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 Holland, a province of the Netherlands. The principal cities are Amsterdam, Haarlem and Hilversum. It was the seat of the old Counts of Holland. Seat of one of the oldest families is Brederode Castle near Haarlem. There are many old and quaint towns in the province. including Medemblik, Enkhuizen, Hoorn, Edam, and Monnikendam. 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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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Loet research. Another 191 words(14 lines of text) covering the years 1755 and 1822 are included under the topic Early Loet History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Loet Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Loet Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century


  • Hans Peter Loet who settled in New York with his wife and two children in 1709
  • Hans Peter Loet, who landed in New York in 1709

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  7. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
  8. Tapper, Michael Ed. Immigrants to the Middle Colonies A Consolidation of Ship Passenger Lists and Associated Data from The New York Genealogical Biographical Record. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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  10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
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The Loet Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Loet 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.

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