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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.
Van Schoonhoven Surname Meaning and Family Facts
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A Van Schoonhoven Family History Thought:
'We are all omnibuses in which our ancestors ride, and every now and then one of them sticks his head out and embarrasses us.' --Oliver Wendell Homes