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Vermeulen is a Dutch toponymic or occupational surname, meaning "from the (wind/water) mill" (modern Dutch molen). It is a contraction of the surname Van der Meulen. In the Netherlands 20,633 people carried the name in 2007, making it the 30th most common surname,[1] while in Belgium 13,552 people were named Vermeulen in 2008, making it the 11th most common name there.[2]

People with the name Vermeulen, VerMeulen, Vermeule, or Vermeulin include:


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  1. ^ The Top 100 Surnames in the Netherlands at the Database of Dutch surnames
  2. ^ Most common surnames in Belgium in 2008 at Statistics Belgium.