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
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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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