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VAN LOO is a Flemish and Dutch name, a topographic name for someone who lived in a grove or clearing. The word 'loo' is a common element in placenames, for example 'Waterloo', the town in Brabant where Napoleon was finally defeated in 1815. Other spellings of the name include LOE, LOH, ZUMLOH, VAN DE LOE, VAN LOON, LOOMAN and LOOMANN. Surnames derived from placenames are divided into two broad categories; topographic names and habitation names. Topographic names are derived from general descriptive references to someone who lived near a physical feature such as an oak tree, a hill, a stream or a church. Habitation names are derived from pre-existing names denoting towns, villages and farmsteads. Other classes of local names include those derived from the names of rivers, individual houses with signs on them, regions and whole countries. Records of names of persons who emigrated to the United States of America include Jo LOE, aged eighteen years who left London aboard the 'Dorset' (Master, John Flower), bound for Bermuda in September 1635 and Peter LOE, aged twenty two years, who embarked for Virginia aboard the 'Merchants Hope' in July 1635. In the Middle Ages heraldry came into use as a practical matter. It originated in the devices used to distinguish the armoured warriors in tournaments and war, and was also placed on seals as marks of identity. As far as records show, true heraldry began in the middle of the 12th century, and appeared almost simultaneously in several countries of Western Europe. Over the centuries, most people in Europe have accepted their surname as a fact of life, as irrevocable as an act of God. However much the individual may have liked or disliked the surname, they were stuck with it, and people rarely changed them by personal choice. A more common form of variation was in fact involuntary, when an official change was made, in other words, a clerical error. In the Middle Ages heraldry came into use as a practical matter. It originated in the devices used to distinguish the armoured warriors in tournament and war, and was also placed on seals as marks of identity. As far as records show, true heraldry began in the middle of the 12th century, and appeared almost simultaneously in several countries of Western Europe.

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Last Updated: May 9, 2020

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