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The Van Kouenhoven family can be traced back to Amersfoort in the province of Utrecht in the Netherlands. Some branches of the family that immigrated to New Netherlands shortened the surname to Conover. Alternative spellings include Van Couwenhoven
Kouenhoven was the name of a farm or estate approximately four miles northwest of Amersfoort.
Coat of armsEdit
The family's coat of arms consists of a cross with three lion heads on the upper right side.
Notable family membersEdit
In the 16th century, several Van Kouenhovens were members of the city council of The Hague.