The surname Schouten 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 Amsterdam, an ancient 13th century town held by the Lords of Amstel. Giesebrecht II built a castle there. Geisbrecht III built the dam to keep out the sea. It is first mentioned in charters of 1275 when Floris IV, the count of Holland granted its charter. It became a city of great mercantile wealth. It hold great treasures of art. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into a most influential family.
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of this family name include: Schouten, Schoutens, Schout, Schoute, Schouter, Schoutern, Schoutheete, Schoutten and many more.
From this era of Dutch history, those of this who distinguished themselves included Willem Cornelisz Schouten (1567-1625), Dutch navigator who in 1616 successfully navigated round Cape Horn, named for his birthplace, the city of Hoorn, and... Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Schouten Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.