Vermeulen (Vermuelen, Vermolen, Vermoelen, Vermule, Van der Meulen), a common Dutch family name, derived from molen, i.e., mill, is found among the Mennonites in the Netherlands and formerly in Prussia. Not all the Vermeulen families are related. Some Vermeulens were religious refugees from Flanders, Belgium. Jacob Pietersz Vermeulen (van der Meulen,) was a Mennonite elder at Haarlem, Holland, ca. 1600. Krijn Vermeulen (Quirijn van der Meulen) lived about the same time at Danzig, West Prussia. Ambrosius Vermeulen in 1589 founded at Danzig the well-known distillery "Zum Lachs" in the Breitgasse. A Mennonite Vermeulen family has been living at Rotterdam, Holland, since the early 17th century. Harmen Gillis Vermeulen was a deacon of the Waterlander congregation there from 1666. He had previously been a deacon of the Flemish church, but left this congregation because of its strictness in church discipline. There are still some Vermeulens in the Amsterdam and other Dutch Mennonite congregations.
|Author(s)||Nanne van der Zijpp|
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van der Zijpp, Nanne. "Vermeulen family name." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 14 Mar 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Vermeulen_family_name&oldid=85737.
van der Zijpp, Nanne. (1959). Vermeulen family name. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 14 March 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Vermeulen_family_name&oldid=85737.
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