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The French surname Viljoen is occupational in origin, being derived from the trade or profession pursued by the original bearer of the name. The surname Viljoen was originally an occupational name for a watchman, from the Old French "veille," from the Latin "vigilia" meaning "watch, wakefulness."

Viljoen Early Origins



The surname Viljoen was first found in the province of Poitou, where the family was well established during the Middle Ages, and held many lands and estates.

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Viljoen Spelling Variations


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Viljoen Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Vellon, Villon, Viljoen, Villot, Veillot, Veillet and others.

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Viljoen Early History


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Viljoen Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Viljoen research. Another 145 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1657, 1698, and 1789 are included under the topic Early Viljoen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Viljoen Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Viljoen Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 24 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Viljoen Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Viljoen Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Benjamin Johannes Viljoen, aged 35, who emigrated to the United States from Johannesburg, in 1903
  • Nannie Viljoen, aged 4, who landed in America from Rudeport, Transvaal, S. Africa, in 1912
  • Sousan Viljoen, aged 68, who emigrated to the United States from Rudeport, Transvaal, S. Africa, in 1912
  • Wynand Viljoen, aged 72, who settled in America from Rudeport, Transvaal, S. Africa, in 1912
  • Ida May Viljoen, aged 24, who landed in America from Groengen, Holland, in 1914
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    3. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
    4. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    5. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    6. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    7. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    8. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    9. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    10. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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    The Viljoen Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Viljoen 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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