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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.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Vermeulen, Vermoelen, Vermorel, Vermellen, Vermelle, Vermuyden and many more.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Vermeulen research. Another 286 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1768, 1844, and 1845 are included under the topic Early Vermeulen History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Vermeulen Settlers in United States in the 17th Century


  • Albert Theunissen Vermeulen, who settled in New Netherland in 1659
  • Albert Vermeulen, who came to New Netherland in 1659
  • Albert Theunissen Vermeulen, who landed in New York, NY in 1659

Vermeulen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • Bruno Vermeulen, who arrived in Iowa in 1860
  • Nicholas Vermeulen, who settled in Detroit in 1869
  • Adriana Vermeulen, who settled in Detroit in 1869

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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
  • Mark Vermeulen (b. 1979), Zimbabwean cricketer


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The Vermeulen Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Vermeulen 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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