Viljoen

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Viljoen coat-of-arms.

Viljoen is an Afrikaans surname, derived from the French Villion.[1] It was brought to South Africa in 1671 by French Huguenots who subsequently intermarried with the local Dutch population.[2]

The progenitors of the extended Viljoen clan are François Villion (born Clermont, Île-de-France) and Cornelia Campenaar (born Middelburg, Holland). Married in the Cape of Good Hope, they later farmed for a living near Stellenbosch. Some of their descendants include:

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