Schouten History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Schouten family

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.

Early History of the Schouten family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Schouten research. Another 102 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1640, 1733, 1792, 1728, 1567, 1625, 1616, 1600, 1644, 1622 and 1625 are included under the topic Early Schouten History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Schouten Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Schouten, Schoutens, Schout, Schoute, Schouter, Schoutern, Schoutheete, Schoutten and many more.

Early Notables of the Schouten family (pre 1700)

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...
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United States Schouten migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Schouten Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • J. Schouten, who settled in Providence, Rhode Island in 1804
  • A A Schouten, aged 62, who arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1847 [1]
  • A. Schouten, who settled in America in 1865
  • Jan Schouten, who settled in America in 1865
  • Mrs. Schouten, who settled in America in 1871
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada Schouten migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Schouten Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Peter Schouten, who settled in Canada in 1824

Contemporary Notables of the name Schouten (post 1700) +

  • John H. Schouten, American Republican politician, Candidate for Mayor of Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1934 ; Candidate in primary for Michigan State Senate 16th District, 1944 [2]
  • Herbert Schouten, American politician, Mayor of Keokuk, Iowa, 1951-54 [2]
  • Dirk Bernard Joseph "Dick" Schouten (1923-2018), Dutch economist, Professor of General Economics and Economic History at Tilburg University
  • Jaap Schouten (b. 1984), Dutch silver and bronze medalist rower at the 2007 and 2008 Rowing World Championships
  • Bryan Schouten (b. 1994), Dutch Grand Prix motorcycle racer
  • C.J. "Carola" Schouten (b. 1977), Dutch politician, Member of the House of Representatives of the Netherlands (2011-)
  • Raymond Schouten (b. 1985), Dutch former Grand Prix motorcycle racer, winner of the Dutch Superstock 600 series, in 2007
  • Henk Schouten (b. 1932), retired Dutch football midfielder
  • Jan Arnoldus Schouten (1883-1971), Dutch mathematician and Professor at the Delft University of Technology
  • Gerrit Schouten (1779-1839), Surinamese artist, famous for his dioramas

  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 22) . Retrieved from on Facebook
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