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Van Schoonhoven Surname Origin

(Origin Dutch) Locality. From the town of Schoonhoven, in South Holland, which signifies 'fine gardens; from schoon, fine, and hof, a garden or court, plural hoven.

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.




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A Van Schoonhoven Family History Thought:

'He who has no knaves, fools, or beggars in his family was begot by a flash of lightening.' --Old English Proverb




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