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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
Date Published 1959

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. "Vermeulen family name." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 27 May 2016.

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