However it's a long time ago when you asked for the name vanKooten.
van Kooten comes from a village called Cothen in the province of Utrecht in the Netherlands. Tne "van Kooten's" named theyselves van Cothen, van Coten, van Cooten and van Koten. My grandmother was a van Kooten, and I have many van Kootens in my genealogy. If you are interessed, then reply this message
Greetings from Dick Nelemaat, holland