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Where did the Dutch Vanloon family come from? What is the Dutch Vanloon family crest and coat of arms? When did the Vanloon family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Vanloon family history?


Spelling variations of this family name include: Loon, Loone, Loones, Loons, Loonez, Loonz, de Loon, van Loon and many more.

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 South Holland, a province of Holland, the most crowded province of the Netherlands. The principal cities are Rotterdam, Leyden and Shiedam. Noted is the famed castle of Teilengen where Jacqueline of Bavaria is buried. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Vanloon research. Another 274 words(20 lines of text) covering the years 1815 and 1822 are included under the topic Early Vanloon History in all our PDF Extended History products.


More information is included under the topic Early Vanloon Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Vanloon Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Jan VanLoon, who arrived in New Netherland(s) in 1620-1664
  • Janneken VanLoon, who landed in New Netherland(s) in 1652


  • Hendrik Willem Van Loon (1882-1944), Dutch-born, American popular historian


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  2. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
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  5. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
  6. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  7. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
  8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  9. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
  10. De Amicis, Edmondo and Helen Zimmern. Holland. Philadelphia: Porter & Coates, 1894. Print.
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The Vanloon Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Vanloon 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.

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