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The Van Lou surname is derived from the Flemish/Dutch word "loo," which refers to a wet, wooded area. The name was most likely originally a topographic name for someone, who lived in such a place. The word "loo" is also a common compound in place names, the most famous of which is Waterloo, in Brabant, Belgium.

Van Lou Early Origins



The surname Van Lou was first found in various feudal states of the Middle Ages that today make up Belgium and the Netherlands.

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Van Lou Spelling Variations


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Van Lou Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Loo, Van Loo, Lou, Van Lou and others.

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Van Lou Early History


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Van Lou Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Van Lou research. Another 93 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1489, 1614, 1684 and 1745 are included under the topic Early Van Lou History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Van Lou Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Van Lou Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Van Lou Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Barent VanLoo, who arrived in New Netherlands in 1659; Willem VanLoo, who came to New York in 1849; Johan and Maria Vanderloo, who arrived in New York in 1863, bound for Minnesota.

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    2. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    3. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    4. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    6. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    7. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    9. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    10. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
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    The Van Lou Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Van Lou 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 25 April 2013 at 16:09.

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