Los History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Los 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.

Los Spelling Variations

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

Los Ranking

In Netherlands, the name Los is the 876th most popular surname with an estimated 2,295 people with that name. [1]


United States Los migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Los Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Johan Adam Los, who arrived in New York in 1709 [2]

Canada Los migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Los Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Fed Los, who arrived in Manitoba in 1899
  • Fedj Los, who landed in Manitoba in 1899

Contemporary Notables of the name Los (post 1700) +


    Empress of Ireland
    • Mr. Harry Los, American Third Class Passenger from Detroit, Michigan, United States who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking [3]


    1. ^ https://forebears.io/netherlands/surnames
    2. ^ 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)
    3. ^ Commemoration Empress of Ireland 2014. (Retrieved 2014, June 17) . Retrieved from http://www.empress2014.ca/seclangen/listepsc1.html


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