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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.

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 Vermillion research. Another 286 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1768, 1844, and 1845 are included under the topic Early Vermillion History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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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 emigrated to the United States, in 1918
  • William Vermillion, aged 31, who emigrated to the United States, in 1923

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  • John Q. Vermillion (b. 1864), American politician, Member of Indiana State House of Representatives, 1893
  • Jan Vermillion (b. 1959), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 2004
  • George M. Vermillion, American politician, Mayor of Long Beach, California, 1954-57
  • 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


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