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Scholten is a surname of Dutch origin. It generally has an occupational root, where the forebear was a '"scholte" = schout, but can also be patronymic, as Scholte once was used as a given name.[1] The name is fairly common in the Netherlands, ranking 60th in 2007 (13,129 people).[2] Variations include Scholte, Scholtens and the more common Schouten. People with this surname include:


  • Scholten, an unincorporated community in Barry County, Missouri.
  • Scholten, German name for the commune Cenade in Romania (Szászcsanád in Hungarian)
  • W. A. Scholten (de), Holland-America Line ocean liner (named after Willem Albert Scholten) that perished in the Channel in 1887


  1. ^ Scholten at the Meertens Institute database of Dutch surnames
  2. ^ Leender Brouwer, The top 100 surnames in the Netherlands

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