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Schoonhoven Surname Origin
(Origin Dutch) From the name of a town in South Holland, and signifies fine gardens or courts, from schoon, beautiful, and hof, plural, hoven, gardens or courts.
Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.
Schoonhoven Surname Meaning and Family Facts
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A Schoonhoven Family History Thought:
'If your descent is from heroic sires, show in your life a remnant of their fires.' --Nicholas Boileau