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