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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
  • 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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Loo Family Crest Products


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Loo Family Crest Products




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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    4. Bayerisch Stammenbuch von den alten abgestorbenen Fuerten. Print.
    5. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    7. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    8. Neubecker, Ottfried. Großes Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    9. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München: 1975. Print.
    10. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
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    The Loo Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Loo 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.

    This page was last modified on 22 August 2016 at 10:19.

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