Groen History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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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.
Early Origins of the Groen family
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.
Early History of the Groen family
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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.
Early Notables of the Groen family (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...
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Groen migration to the United States +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Groen Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Thobias Groen, who settled in New Netherland in 1659
- Thobias Groen, who landed in New Netherland(s) in 1659 
- Arent Eldertszen Groen, who settled in 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, who 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, who arrived in New York, NY in 1847 
- Ambreana Groen, aged 3, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1848 
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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
Related Stories +
- ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)