The surname Vermeulen 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 Vermeulen family
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Vermeulen Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Vermeulen, Vermoelen, Vermorel, Vermellen, Vermelle, Vermuyden and many more.
Early Notables of the Vermeulen family (pre 1700)
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Willard B. VerMeulen, American Republican politician, Member of Michigan Republican State Central Committee, 1947-49; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1948 (alternate), 1952 
Matthijs Vermeulen (1888-1967), Dutch composer
Chris Vermeulen (b. 1982), Australian Grand Prix motorcycle racer
Amy Vermeulen (b. 1983), Canadian female football forward
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