Viljoen History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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."

Early Origins of the Viljoen family

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.

Early History of the Viljoen family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Viljoen research. Another 80 words (6 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.

Viljoen Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Viljoen family (pre 1700)

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United States Viljoen migration to the United States +

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 immigrated 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 immigrated 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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