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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. De Jong, Gerald Francis. The Dutch in America 1609-1974. New York: Twayne, 1975. Print.
    2. 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.
    3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    4. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    5. Jameson, John Franklin. Narratives of New Netherland 1609-1664. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1909. Print.
    6. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    7. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    8. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    9. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    10. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
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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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