Vermillion History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Vermillion family

The surname Vermillion 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 Vermillion family

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Vermillion Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Vermillion family (pre 1700)

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Vermillion Ranking

In the United States, the name Vermillion is the 5,322nd most popular surname with an estimated 4,974 people with that name. [1]


United States Vermillion migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Vermillion Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Lizzie Vermillion, aged 35, who landed in America, in 1910
  • Raymond Vermillion, aged 11, who landed in America, in 1910
  • M Elizabeth Vermillion, aged 64, who settled in America, in 1912
  • Ellis D. Vermillion, aged 28, who immigrated to the United States, in 1918
  • William Vermillion, aged 31, who immigrated to the United States, in 1923

Contemporary Notables of the name Vermillion (post 1700) +

  • Scott Vermillion (1976-2020), American professional soccer player from Olathe, Kansas who played on four National Teams (1992-1998)
  • Dick Vermillion, American politician, Clerk of the Kentucky Court of Appeals
  • John "Texas Jack" Wilson Vermillion (1842-1911), American gunfighter of the Old West who participated in the Earp Vendetta Ride in 1882
  • John Q. Vermillion (b. 1864), American politician, Member of Indiana State House of Representatives, 1893 [2]
  • Jan Vermillion (b. 1959), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 2004 [2]
  • George M. Vermillion, American politician, Mayor of Long Beach, California, 1954-57 [2]


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 16) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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