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Origins Available: Belgium, Dutch


The surname Loo is a topographic name derived from the Middle Dutch word "lo" which meant 'grove' or 'clearing'. The name was then originally for someone who lived in such a grove or clearing. The Dutch prefix "Van" means 'of' or 'one who lived at' and was often attached to location names to create a surname.

Loo Early Origins




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Loo Spelling Variations


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Loo Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Loo, Van Loo, Van de Loo, Van Loon, Looman and many more.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Loo Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Ellen Loo, aged 20, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Aliquis"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Loo (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Loo (post 1700)



  • Frank W. C. Loo, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Hawaii, 1960 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Charles-Émile Loo (1922-2016), French politician, Member of the National Assembly (1967-1968) and Member of the European Parliament (1979-1989)

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