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The Groen name comes from the Middle Dutch "groene," which means "green." As a surname, it came from a nickname for someone who habitually dressed in green.

Groen Early Origins



The surname Groen was 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 South Holland, a province of Holland, the most crowded province of the Netherlands. The principal cities are Rotterdam, Leyden and Shiedam. Noted is the famed castle of Teilengen where Jacqueline of Bavaria is buried. 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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Groen Spelling Variations


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Groen Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Groen, Grön, Groenen, Groenhof, Groenenberg, Groenendyck, Groenenvelt, Groenewegen, Groengras, Groenincx, Groening, Groenwyck, Groenesteyn, Gröngert, Grone, Gronedel, Gronefel, Grönhagen and many more.

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Groen Early History


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Groen Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Groen research. Another 195 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1631, 1719, 1781, 1832, 1590, 1600, 1658, 1626, 1657, 1609 and 1609 are included under the topic Early Groen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Groen Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Groen Early Notables (pre 1700)



From this era of Dutch history, those of this who distinguished themselves included Pieter Anthonisz. van Groenewegen (1590/1600-1658), a Dutch Golden Age landscape painter, member of the Guild of Saint Luke (1626), joined the Confrerie Pictura (1657), many of his works now reside...

Another 43 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Groen Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Groen Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thobias Groen, who came to New Netherland in 1659
  • Thobias Groen, who landed in New Netherland(s) in 1659
  • Arent Eldertszen Groen, who came to New York, NY in 1665

Groen Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jacob Marius Groen, who arrived in New York in 1715
  • Jacob Marius Groen, who landed in New York, NY in 1715
  • John George Groen, who settled in New York in 1750
  • John George Groen, who landed in New York, NY in 1750

Groen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Mag Groen, aged 35, landed in New York, NY in 1847
  • Maria Groen, who arrived in New York, NY in 1847
  • Regt Groen, who arrived in New York, NY in 1847
  • Johannes Berends Groen, aged 35, arrived in New York, NY in 1847
  • Ambreana Groen, aged 3, landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1848
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Groen (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Groen (post 1700)



  • Louis M. "Lou" Groen (1917-2011), American entrepreneur, and businessman who invented the Filet-O-Fish sandwich in 1962
  • Sander Groen (b. 1968), Dutch former professional tennis player who reached World No. 177 (4 March 1996)
  • Elly de Groen -Kouwenhoven (1949-2004), born Elly Kouwenhoven, a Dutch author and politician, Member of the European Parliament 2004-2009
  • Lubertus Cornelis "Bert" Groen (b. 1945), Dutch businessman, former civil servant and politician of the Reformed Political League
  • Annemarie Groen (b. 1955), Dutch backstroke swimmer at the 1972 Summer Olympics
  • Richard Paul de Groen (b. 1962), New Zealand cricket player who played five Tests and 12 One Day Internationals for New Zealand
  • Sara Groen (b. 1981), Australian actress and television presenter

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    3. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    4. Swierenga, Robert P. Compiler Dutch Emigrant to the United State, South Africa, South America and Southeast Asia 1835-1880 An Alphabetical Listing by Househould Heads and Independent Persons. Wilmington, DE: Scholary Resources, 1983. Print.
    5. Neubecker, Ottfried. Großes Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    6. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    8. De Jong, Gerald Francis. The Dutch in America 1609-1974. New York: Twayne, 1975. Print.
    9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    10. Grattan, Thomas Colley. Holdan The History of the Netherlands. Charleston, SC: Biblio Bazaar LLC, 2007. Print.
    11. ...

    The Groen Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Groen 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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