561 Common Dutch Surnames

AAFJES Dutch
Means “son of AAFJE”.
AAIJ Dutch
Derived from the given name Aaij, a short form of ADRIAAN and other names.
AAKSTER Dutch
Derived from Old Dutch ekster “magpie”.
AALDENBERG Dutch
Originally denoted a person who came from an uncertain place called Aaldenberg, meaning “old mountain”.
AALDERS Dutch
Means “son of ALDERT”.
AALFS Dutch
Means “son of Aalf”, a short form of ADOLF.
AALMERS Dutch (Rare)
Means “son of Aalmar”, a Dutch form of ADELMAR.
AALTINK Dutch
Variant of ALTING.
AARDEN Dutch
From Dutch aarden meaning “clay, stone, earth”. It probably denoted a person who worked with those materials.
AARENS Dutch
Means “son of AREND”.
AARLE Dutch
Denoted a person who hailed from a place of this name in the Netherlands, or from Arlon in Belgium (which is Aarlen in Dutch).
AARSE Dutch
Means “son of AREND”.
AARTS Dutch
Means “son of AART”.
AARTSEN Dutch
Means “son of AREND”.
ABBES Dutch
Means “son of ABBE”.
ABBING Dutch
Variant of ABBINK.
ABBINGH Dutch
Variant of ABBINK.
ABBINK Dutch
From various Dutch places meaning “ABBE’s farm”.
ABELEN Dutch
Patronymic surname derived from ABEL or a diminutive of ALBERT.
ABELS Dutch
Means “son of ABEL”.
ABEN Dutch
Means “son of ABE (2)”.
ABRAHAM Jewish, English, German, French, Spanish, Dutch
Derived from the given name ABRAHAM.
ABRAHAMS Jewish, English, Dutch
Means “son of ABRAHAM”.
ABSPOEL Dutch
From Abtspoel, the name of an estate near Oegstgeest in South Holland, meaning “abbot’s pool”.
ACHTERBERG Dutch, German
From the name of various places in the Netherlands and Germany, for example the village of achterberg in Utrecht. The place names are derived from Low German achter “behind” and berg “mountain, hill”.
ACHTERKAMP Dutch
From the name of various places in the Netherlands, derived from Low German achter “behind” and kamp “field”.
ACHTEROP Dutch
Variant of OGTROP.
ACHTHOVEN Dutch
Denoted a person from various towns in the Netherlands called Achthoven, which is derived from Dutch acht “eight” and hoven “gardens”.
ADDENS Dutch
Means “son of ADDE”.
ADDICKS Dutch
Means “son of Addik”, a diminutive of ADDE.
ADMIRAAL Dutch
Means “admiral” in Dutch.
ADOLFS Dutch
Means “son of ADOLF”.
ADRIAANS Dutch
Means “son of ADRIAAN”.
ADRIAANSEN Dutch
Means “son of ADRIAAN”.
ADRICHEM Dutch
From the name of an estate and castle (demolished in 1812) that was formerly in North Holland, the Netherlands. It means “Adrik’s home”.
AERSSENS Dutch
Means “son of AREND”.
AGTHOVEN Dutch
Variant of ACHTHOVEN.
AKKER Dutch
Dutch form of ACKER.
AKKERMAN Dutch
Dutch form of ACKERMANN.
AKKERMANS Dutch
Dutch form of ACKERMANN.
AKKERSDIJK Dutch
Originally denoted a person from the town of Akkersdijk, near Delft in the Netherlands. It means “field by the dyke” in Dutch.
ALBERDA Dutch
Derived from the given name ALBERT.
ALBERDINGK Dutch
Variant of ALBERINK.
ALBERINK Dutch
Means “ALBERT’s farm” in Dutch.
ALBERS Dutch
Means “son of ALBERT”.
ALBERTS English, Dutch
Means “son of ALBERT”.
ALBRING Dutch
Variant of ALBERINK.
ALBRONDA Dutch
From the name of various streets in the Netherlands.
ALDENBERG Dutch
Variant of AALDENBERG.
ALDENKAMP Dutch
Possibly from an unknown place name meaning “old field” in Dutch.
ALDERLIESTEN Dutch
From Dutch allerliefste meaning “most dearest”. This name could have referred to the nature of the person or perhaps a phrase the person commonly used.
ALDERS Dutch
Means “son of ALDERT”.
ALDERSHOF Dutch
Means “Aldert’s courtyard” from the given name ALDERT combined with Dutch hof “garden, courtyard”.
ALFERINK Dutch
Means “ALFHARD’s farm” in Dutch.
ALFONS Dutch
From the given name ALFONS.
ALING Dutch
Variant of ALINK.
ALINK Dutch
Means “ALE (2)’s farm” in Dutch.
ALLES Dutch
Means “son of ALLE”.
ALTENA Dutch
From the name of a town in the Netherlands, possibly meaning “close, near” in Dutch.
ALTHUIS Dutch
Dutch cognate of ALTHAUS.
ALTING Dutch
Means “ALTE (2)’s farm” in Dutch.
ALTINK Dutch
Variant of ALTING.
AMSING Dutch
Means “AMSE’s farm” in Dutch.
ANANIAS Dutch
From the Latin given name ANANIAS.
ANDELA Dutch
From the given name ANDREAS.
ANDRIES Dutch
Derived from the given name ANDRIES.
ANDRIESSEN Dutch
Means “son of ANDRIES”.
ANDRINGA Dutch
Means “ANDRIES’s farm” in Dutch.
ANGENENT Dutch
Referred to person who lived at the end of the road or the village, derived from Dutch an gen ent meaning “at the end”.
ANHOLTS Dutch
Originally denoted a person from Anholt in the Netherlands, which means “hold, rest” in Dutch (a place where people could rest for the night).
ANKER Dutch, Danish, Norwegian
Metonymic surname for a sailor, meaning “anchor” in Dutch, Danish and Norwegian.
ANNEVELINK Dutch
From Dutch aan ‘t veldink meaning “next to the little field”.
ANTONIS Greek, Dutch
Derived from the given name ANTONIS or ANTONIUS.
ANTONISE Dutch
Derived from the given name ANTONIUS.
APELDOORN Dutch
From the name of a city in the Netherlands, meaning “apple tree” in Dutch.
APPELDOORN Dutch
Variant of VAN APELDOORN.
APPELHOF Dutch
Indicated a person who lived by or at an apple garden, from Dutch appel “apple” and hof “garden, courtyard”.
APPELO Dutch
Indicated a person who was from a farm called Aperloo, probably a derivative of appel meaning “apple”.
APPERLO Dutch
Variant of APPELO.
ARBEID Dutch
From Dutch arbeid meaning “work”.
ARBEIDER Dutch
From Dutch arbeider meaning “worker”.
ARENDONK Dutch
Denoted a person from Arendonk, a town between in northern Belgium. It is derived from arend “eagle” and donk “hill”.
ARENDS Dutch
Means “son of AREND”.
ARENDSEN Dutch
Variant of ARENDS.
ARENTS Dutch
Variant of ARENDS.
ARENTZ Dutch
Variant of ARENDS.
ARIESEN Dutch
Means “son of ARIS (2)”.
ARISSEN Dutch
Variant of ARIESEN.
ARKES Dutch
Means “son of ARKE”.
ARNTZ Dutch
Means “son of AREND”.
ARNTZEN Dutch
Means “son of AREND”.
ARNTZENIUS Dutch
Latinate form of ARNTZEN.
ARTS (1) Dutch
Means “son of AART”.
ARTS (2) Dutch
Dutch cognate of ARZT.
ARTZ Dutch
Means “son of AART”.
ARZT Dutch
Means “doctor, physician” in German, ultimately from Latin archiater.
ASJES Dutch
Variant of ASKES.
ASKES Dutch
Means “son of Aske”, a diminutive of ASSE.
ASSELMAN Dutch
Denoted a person from Assel, Asselt or Hasselt, the name of communities in the Netherlands and Belgium. They derive from Germanic asc “ash tree” and lauha “woods on sandy soil”, or hasal “hazel tree”.
ASSENBERG Dutch
From Dutch es meaning “ash tree” (plural essen) and berg meaning “mountain”.
ASSENDORP Dutch
From the name of a place called Assendorp, composed of Dutch essen and dorp, meaning “ash tree village”.
ASSIES Dutch
Means “son of ASSE”.
ASSINK Dutch
From a place name meaning “ASSE’s farm”.
AUKES Dutch
Dutch form of AUKEMA.
AVERESCH Dutch
From a place name, possibly from a dialectal variation of Dutch over meaning “over” combined with esch meaning “ash tree”.
AVESKAMP Dutch
From a place name meaning “edge of camp” in Dutch.
BAAIMAN Dutch
Means “son of Baaij”, the given name Baaij being a diminutive of names like BAUGULF, BOUDEWIJN or BERNARD.
BAAK Dutch
From the given name BAAK.
BAANDERS Dutch
Dutch cognate of BANNER.
BAAR Dutch
Variant of BAARS.
BAARDWIJK Dutch
From the name of a town in the Netherlands, possibly from Baard, a variant of BERT, and wijk meaning “neighbourhood, district”.
BAARS Dutch
Indicated a person coming from the town of Beers in the Netherlands.
BAART Dutch
Means “beard” in Dutch, originally describing a person who wore a beard.
BAAS Dutch
Means “boss, overseer” in Dutch.
BAKHUIZEN Dutch
Means “bakery” from Dutch bak “bake” and huis “house”, an occupational name for a baker.
BAKKER Dutch
Dutch cognate of BAKER, from Middle Dutch backer.
BARENDS Dutch
Means “son of BAREND”.
BENSCOTER Dutch (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of BUNSCHOTEN.
BERG German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
From a Germanic word meaning “mountain”.
BERGER (2) German, Dutch
Variant of BERG.
BERNARD French, English, Dutch, Czech
From the given name BERNARD.
BEULEN Dutch
Means “son of BOELE”.
BEULENS Dutch
Means “son of BOELE”.
BEUMER Dutch
Possibly a Dutch form of BAUMER or BÖHMER.
BEUMERS Dutch
Possibly a Dutch form of BAUMER or BÖHMER.
BEZUIDENHOUT Dutch
From Dutch zuid “south” and hout “forest”. It refers to the south of the forest in The Hague.
BOELENS Dutch
Means “son of BOELE”.
BOELS Dutch
Means “son of BOELE”.
BOER Dutch
Dutch form of BAUER.
BOEREFIJN Dutch
Possibly an adaptation of French beurre fin meaning “good butter”.
BOON (3) Dutch
Dutch cognate of BOHN.
BORST Dutch
From a nickname derived from Dutch borst “chest”.
BOSCH (1) Dutch, Low German
Derived from Middle Dutch bosch meaning “wood, forest”.
BOTH Dutch
From the Low German given name BODE.
BOTHE Dutch
Variant of BOTH.
BOUWMEESTER Dutch
Means “architect, builder” in Dutch.
BRAAM Dutch
Derived from the given name BRAAM.
BUL Dutch
Dutch cognate of BULL.
BULLE Dutch
From the given name BOELE.
BULLENS Dutch
Means “son of BOELE”.
BUNSCHOTEN Dutch
Originally indicated a person from the Dutch town of Bunschoten, which might mean “raised, enclosed land”.
CEELEN Dutch
Derived from the given name CEEL.
CLAASEN Dutch
Means “son of KLAAS”.
CLAES Flemish
From the given name KLAUS.
CLOET Dutch
Variant of KLOET.
COEMAN Dutch
Variant of KOOPMAN.
COEMANS Dutch
Variant of KOOPMAN.
COENEN Dutch
Derived from the given name COENRAAD.
COLIJN Dutch
From the given name NICOLAAS.
COOLEN Dutch
From the given name NICOLAAS.
COUMANS Dutch
Variant of KOOPMAN.
CRUSAN Dutch
Anglicized form of CRUYSSEN.
CRUYSSEN Dutch
From the name of a place in the Netherlands, derived from kruis “cross”.
CUIJPER Dutch
Variant of KUIPER.
CUIJPERS Dutch
Variant of KUIPER.
CUYPER Dutch
Variant of KUIPER.
CUYPERS Dutch
Variant of KUIPER.
DAALMAN Dutch
Variant of DAALMANS.
DAALMANS Dutch
Originally indicated a person who lived in a valley, from Dutch dal meaning “dale, valley” and man meaning “man”.
DAELMAN Dutch
Variant of DAALMANS.
DAELMANS Dutch
Variant of DAALMANS.
DAHLMANS Dutch
Variant of DAALMANS.
DAM Dutch, Danish
Means “dike, dam” in Dutch and Danish. In modern Danish it also means “pond”.
DE CLOET Dutch
Variant of KLOET.
DE GROOT Dutch
From Dutch groot meaning “big, great”.
DE HAVEN Dutch
From Middle Dutch haven meaning “harbour, haven”.
DE JONG Dutch
Means “young” in Dutch, from Middle Dutch jonc. This is the most common surname in the Netherlands.
DE JONKER Dutch
Variant of JONKER.
DE KLERK Dutch
From Dutch klerk meaning “clerk”, making this a cognate of CLARK.
DE KLOET Dutch
Variant of KLOET.
DE LANG Dutch
Dutch cognate of LONG.
DE LANGE Dutch
Dutch cognate of LONG.
DE SMET Flemish
Flemish variant of SMIT.
DE SNAIJER Dutch
Dutch cognate of SNYDER.
DE VEEN Dutch
Variant of VAN DER VEEN.
DE VEN Dutch
Variant of VAN DER VEEN.
DE VRIES Dutch
Means “the Frisian” in Dutch, referring to a person from Friesland.
DE VROOM Dutch, Flemish
Variant of VROOM.
DE VROOME Dutch
Variant of VROOM.
DE WIT Dutch
Variant of DE WITTE.
DE WITH Dutch
Variant of DE WITTE.
DE WITT Dutch
Variant of DE WITTE.
DE WITTE Dutch
Means “the white” in Dutch, a nickname for a person with white hair.
DIERICKX Flemish
Means “son of DIRK”.
DIRCHS Dutch (Rare)
Means “son of DIRK”.
DIRCKS Dutch
Means “son of DIRK”.
DIRCKSENS Dutch
Means “son of DIRK”.
DIRCKX Flemish, Dutch
Means “son of DIRK”.
DIRIX Flemish, Dutch
Means “son of DIRK”.
DIRKS Dutch, German
Means “son of DIRK”.
DIRKSE Dutch
Means “son of DIRK”.
DIRKSEN Dutch, German
Means “son of DIRK”.
DIRKX Dutch, Flemish
Means “son of DIRK”.
DREES Dutch
Variant of DRIES.
DREESEN Dutch
Variant of DRIESSEN.
DREESENS Dutch
Variant of DRIESSEN.
DREESSEN Dutch
Variant of DRIESSEN.
DRIES Dutch
From the given name DRIES.
DRIESSEN Dutch
Means “son of DRIES”.
EERKENS Dutch
Variant of ERKENS.
EIKENBOOM Dutch
Means “oak tree”, from Dutch eik “oak” and boom “tree”.
ELZINGA Dutch
Probably from a place name that was a derivative of Dutch els meaning “alder tree”.
ERCKENS Dutch
Variant of ERKENS.
ERKENS Dutch
Derived from the given name Erk, a variant of ERIK.
EVERS Dutch
Means “son of EVERT”.
FLIPSE Dutch
Variant of FLIPSEN.
FLIPSEN Dutch
Means “son of FLIP”.
FORTUIN Dutch
Dutch cognate of FORTUNE.
FORTUYN Dutch
Dutch cognate of FORTUNE.
FRANK (3) German, Dutch, Danish, Norwegian
Name for a person from Franconia in Germany, so called because it was settled by the Frankish people.
FRANKE German, Dutch
Variant of FRANK (3).
GEELEN Dutch
Derived from the given name Geel, itself from GILLIS or GILBERT.
GEELS Dutch
Variant of GEELEN.
GELENS Dutch
Variant of GEELEN.
GLAS German, Dutch
German and Dutch cognate of GLASS.
GOOSSENS Flemish
From the Germanic given name GOZZO.
HAAK Dutch
Occupational name meaning “peddler” in Dutch.
HAANRAADS Dutch
Originally indicated a person from Haanrade, a small village in the south of the province of Limburg in the Netherlands.
HAANRAADTS Dutch
Variant of HAANRAADS.
HAANRAATS Dutch
Variant of HAANRAADS.
HAAS Dutch, German
Variant of HASE.
HAENRAETS Dutch
Variant of HAANRAADS.
HAGEN Norwegian, Dutch
From Old Norse hagi or Old Dutch hago meaning “enclosure, pasture”.
HANRAETS Dutch
Variant of HAANRAADS.
HEEREN Dutch
From Dutch heer “lord, master”, a nickname for a person who acted like a lord or who worked for a lord.
HEIJMAN Dutch
Patronymic from a diminutive of the given name HENDRIK.
HEIJMANS Dutch
Variant of HEIJMAN.
HEIMANS Dutch
Variant of HEIJMAN.
HENDRIKS Dutch
Derived from the given name HENDRIK.
HENDRIKX Dutch
Derived from the given name HENDRIK.
HENDRIX Dutch
Derived from the given name HENDRIK. A famous bearer was the American rock musician Jimi Hendrix (1942-1970).
HERBERTS English, Dutch
Variant of HERBERT.
HERMAN English, Dutch
From the given name HERMAN.
HERMANS Dutch, Flemish
Means “son of HERMAN”.
HEYMANS Dutch
Variant of HEIJMAN.
HOEDEMAEKER Dutch
Variant of HOEDEMAKER.
HOEDEMAEKERS Dutch
Variant of HOEDEMAKER.
HOEDEMAKER Dutch
Occupational name for a hat maker, from Dutch hoed “hat” and maker “maker”.
HOEDEMAKERS Dutch
Variant of HOEDEMAKER.
HOEK Dutch
From Dutch hoek meaning “corner”.
HOFWEGEN Dutch
Variant of VAN HOFWEGEN.
HOLLAND (2) Dutch, German, English
Indicated a person from the Dutch province of HOLLAND (1).
HOLST Danish, Low German, Dutch
Originally referred to a person from the region of HOLSTEIN between Germany and Denmark. A famous bearer of this name was the English composer Gustav Holst (1874-1934).
HOLT English, Dutch, Danish, Norwegian
From Old English, Old Dutch and Old Norse holt meaning “forest”.
HOLTMAN Dutch
Dutch cognate of HOLZMANN.
HOUBEN Dutch
Derived from the given name HUBERT.
HOUK Dutch (Anglicized)
Possibly an Americanized form of HOEK.
HOUTKOOPER Dutch
Means “buyer of wood” in Dutch.
HOUTMAN Dutch
Dutch cognate of HOLZMANN.
HUMMEL (1) German, Dutch
Derived from the given name HUMBERT.
HUMMEL (2) German, Dutch
Nickname for a busy person, from Middle Low German and Middle Dutch hommel, Middle High German hummel, all meaning “bee”.
JACOBS English, Dutch
Derived from the given name JACOB.
JACOBSE Dutch
Variant of JACOBS.
JANS Dutch, German
Means “son of JAN (1)”.
JANSEN Dutch, Norwegian
Means “son of JAN (1)”. This is the second most common Dutch surname.
JANSENS Dutch
Variant of JANSEN.
JANSING Dutch
Variant of JANSEN.
JANSINGH Dutch
Variant of JANSEN.
JANSINK Dutch
Variant of JANSEN.
JANSON German, Dutch, Swedish, English
Means “son of JAN (1)”.
JANSSEN Dutch
Means “son of JAN (1)”.
JANSSENS Dutch, Flemish
Means “son of JAN (1)”.
JANZEN Dutch
Means “son of JAN (1)”.
JONCKERS Dutch
Patronymic form of JONKER.
JONKER Dutch
From the Dutch title jonkheer meaning “young lord”. It was originally a medieval noble designation (not an actual title) for a young nobleman.
JONKERS Dutch
Patronymic form of JONKER.
JONKHEER Dutch
Variant of JONKER.
JOOSSENS Flemish
Means “son of JOOS”.
JOOSTEN Dutch
Derived from the given name JOOST.
KAPPEL German, Dutch
Name for a person who lived near or worked at a chapel, ultimately from Late Latin cappella, a diminutive of cappa “cape”, arising from the holy relic of the torn cape of Saint Martin, which was kept in small churches.
KIKKERT Dutch
Derived from Dutch kikker meaning “frog”.
KLAASEN Dutch
Means “son of KLAAS”.
KLEIN German, Dutch, Jewish
Means “small, little” from German klein or Yiddish kleyn. A famous bearer of this name is clothes designer Calvin Klein (1942-).
KLERK Dutch
Variant of DE KLERK.
KLERKEN Dutch
Variant of DE KLERK.
KLERKS Dutch
Variant of DE KLERK.
KLERKSE Dutch
Variant of DE KLERK.
KLERKX Dutch
Variant of DE KLERK.
KLERX Dutch
Variant of DE KLERK.
KLOET Dutch
Possibly from Middle Dutch cloet meaning “lump, ball”. In some cases this was a nickname for an oafish person. In other cases it may have been a name for someone who lived near a sign that had a globe on it.
KLOETEN Dutch
Variant of KLOET.
KOEMAN Dutch
Variant of KOOPMAN.
KOEMANS Dutch
Variant of KOOPMAN.
KOLEN Dutch
From the given name NICOLAAS.
KOLIJN Dutch
From the given name NICOLAAS.
KOLLEN Dutch
From the given name NICOLAAS.
KONING Dutch
Dutch cognate of KING.
KOOL Dutch
Derived from the given name NICOLAAS.
KOOLE Dutch
Derived from the given name NICOLAAS.
KOOLEN Dutch
Derived from the given name NICOLAAS.
KOOLS Dutch
Derived from the given name NICOLAAS.
KOOPMAN Dutch
Occupational name meaning “merchant” in Dutch.
KOUMANS Dutch
Variant of KOOPMAN.
KRUSEN Dutch
Anglicized form of CRUYSSEN.
KUIJPERS Dutch
Variant of KUIPER.
KUIPER Dutch
Means “cooper, barrel maker” in Dutch.
KUIPERS Dutch
Variant of KUIPER.
LANGBROEK Dutch
From the name of a small town in the province of Utrecht, Holland, derived from lang means “wide” and broek means “meadow”.
LANGENBERG German, Dutch
From various place names meaning “long mountain” in German and Dutch.
LAURENS Dutch
From the given name LAURENS.
LAUWENS Dutch
From the given name LAURENS.
LAUWERS Dutch
From the given name LAURENS.
LEEUWENHOEK Dutch
Means “lion’s corner” in Dutch. The first bearer of this name lived on the corner (Dutch hoek) of the Lion’s Gate (Dutch Leeuwenpoort) in the city of Delft.
LOMAN Dutch
From various place names in the Netherlands, derived from Old Dutch loh meaning “meadow, clearing”.
LUCAS English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Dutch
Derived from the given name LUCAS. A famous bearer of this surname is George Lucas (1944-), the creator of the Star Wars movies.
LUCASSEN Dutch
Means “son of LUCAS”.
MAAS Dutch, Low German
From the given name MAAS.
MAES Flemish
Flemish form of MAAS.
MAESSEN Dutch
Means “son of MAAS”.
MARQUERING Dutch
Possibly a Dutch form of MARQUARDT.
MARTENS Dutch, Flemish
Means “son of MARTEN”.
MAS (2) Dutch, Low German
Variant of MAAS.
MEEUWES Dutch
Variant of MEEUWSEN.
MEEUWESSEN Dutch
Variant of MEEUWSEN.
MEEUWIS Dutch
Variant of MEEUWSEN.
MEEUWISSEN Dutch
Variant of MEEUWSEN.
MEEUWSEN Dutch
Derived from the Dutch given name Meeuw, which comes from Bartholomeus (see BARTHOLOMEW).
MEIJER Dutch
Dutch form of MEYER (1).
MERCKX Dutch, Flemish
From the given name MARK.
MERTENS Dutch, Low German, Flemish
From the given name MERTEN.
MERX Dutch, Flemish
From the given name MARK.
MICHEL French, German, Dutch, Basque
Derived from the given name MICHEL, MICHIEL or MITXEL.
MICHIELS Dutch, Flemish
Means “son of MICHIEL”.
MOOREN Dutch
Derived from the given name MAURUS.
MULDER Dutch
Dutch equivalent of MILLER.
MUYSKENS Dutch
Means “little mouse” in Dutch.
NAGEL German, Dutch
Means “nail” in German and Dutch, an occupational name for a carpenter or nailsmith.
NELISSEN Dutch
Means “son of CORNELIS”.
NIFTERICK Dutch
Variant of VAN NIFTRIK.
NIFTERIK Dutch
Variant of VAN NIFTRIK.
NIFTRIK Dutch
Variant of VAN NIFTRIK.
OFFERMANS Dutch
From Dutch offer meaning “offering, donation”, referring to a person who collected money in a church.
OGTROP Dutch
Originally denoted a person who was from the town of Ochtrup in Germany, which is of uncertain origin.
OOMEN Dutch
Patronymic derived from Middle Dutch oom meaning “(maternal) uncle”.
OORSCHOT Dutch
Variant of VAN OIRSCHOT.
OTTEN Dutch
Means “son of OTTO”.
PANDER Dutch
Variant of PENDERS.
PANDERS Dutch
Variant of PENDERS.
PAUL English, French, German, Dutch
From the given name PAUL.
PAULIS Dutch
From the given name PAUL.
PAULISSEN Dutch
Means “son of PAUL”.
PAUWELS Dutch, Flemish
Means “son of PAUL”.
PEERENBOOM Dutch
From Dutch meaning “pear tree”, referring to someone who lived or worked at a pear orchard.
PEETERS Dutch, Flemish
Dutch and Flemish variant of PETERS.
PENDER (2) Dutch
Variant of PENDERS.
PENDERS Dutch
From Middle Dutch paender meaning “brewer”, derived from panne meaning “pan, pot”, ultimately from Latin patina.
PENNERS Dutch
Variant of PENDERS.
PETER English, German, Dutch
Derived from the given name PETER.
PETERS English, German, Dutch
Means “son of PETER”.
PEUSEN Dutch
Derived from the given name PASCAL.
PHILIPS English, Dutch
Means “son of PHILIP”. Famous bearers of this surname were Frederick Philips (1830-1900) and his son Gerard (1858-1942), the Dutch founders of the company Philips.
POST Dutch, German, English
Indicated a person who lived near a post, ultimately from Latin postis.
PRINSEN Dutch
Means “son of the prince”, the term prince would have denoted someone who acted in a regal manner.
RADEMAKER Dutch
From the occupation of rademaker meaning “maker of wheels”, from Dutch rad meaning “wheel”.
RADEMAKERS Dutch
Variant of RADEMAKER.
RAMAKER Dutch
Variant of RADEMAKER.
RAMAKERS Dutch
Variant of RADEMAKER.
RAMECKERS Dutch
Variant of RADEMAKER.
REIJNDERS Dutch, Frisian
Variant of REINDERS.
REINDERS Dutch, Frisian
From the given name REINDERT.
REYNDERS Dutch, Frisian
Variant of REINDERS.
RICHARD English, French, German, Dutch
From the given name RICHARD.
RIETVELD Dutch
Means “reed field”, from Dutch riet “reed” and veld “field”. It is found mostly in the western part of the Netherlands (the Holland area).
RIJNDERS Dutch, Frisian
Variant of REINDERS.
ROBERT English, French, Dutch
From the given name ROBERT.
ROGGEVEEN Dutch
Means “rye field” in Dutch. A famous bearer was Jacob Roggeveen (1659-1729), the first European explorer to Easter Island.
ROIJACKERS Dutch
Variant of ROOIJAKKERS.
ROIJAKKERS Dutch
Variant of ROOIJAKKERS.
ROMEIJN Dutch
Derived from the given name ROMEIN.
ROMEIJNDERS Dutch
From Dutch Romein meaning “Roman, person from ROME”.
ROMEIJNSEN Dutch
Means “son of ROMEIN” in Dutch.
ROMIJN Dutch
Derived from the given name ROMEIN.
ROMIJNDERS Dutch
Variant of ROMEIJNDERS.
ROMIJNSEN Dutch
Means “son of ROMEIN” in Dutch.
ROMPA Dutch
Variant of VAN ROMPA.
ROOIJAKKERS Dutch
Means “red field”, from Dutch rood “red” and akker “field”.
ROOSA Dutch
From Dutch roos meaning “rose”.
ROOSEVELT Dutch
Means “rose field” from Dutch roos “rose” and veld “field”. This was the surname of American presidents Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919) and Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945).
RUTGERS Dutch
Derived from the given name RUTGER.
RUTTEN Dutch
Derived from the given name RUTGER.
RYSKAMP Dutch
Meaning unknown, probably ending with Dutch kamp meaning “camp”.
SCHENK German, Dutch
From Middle High German, Middle Dutch schenke meaning “wine server” (from Old High German scenken “to pour out”).
SCHERMER Dutch, Low German
Dutch and Low German form of SCHIRMER.
SCHNEIDERS Dutch
Variant of SNYDER.
SCHNEIJDER Dutch
Variant of SNYDER.
SCHOOL Dutch
From Dutch school, ultimately from Latin schola meaning “school”, indicating a person who worked at or lived near a school.
SCHOOREL Dutch
Variant of SCHOORL.
SCHOORL Dutch
Originally indicated a person from the town of Schoorl in the province of Noord-Holland in the Netherlands. It means “forest by the shore” in Dutch.
SCHOREL Dutch
Variant of SCHOORL.
SCHRIJNEMAKERS Dutch
Occupational name for a cabinet maker, from Dutch schrijn “box, container” and maker “maker”.
SCHUYLER Dutch
Dutch form of SCHULER.
SEEGERS Dutch
Means “son of SIEGER”.
SEELEN Dutch
Variant of CEELEN.
SEGERS Dutch
Means “son of SIEGER”.
SEGHERS Dutch
Means “son of SIEGER”.
SEVERIJNS Dutch
Derived from the Latin given name SEVERINUS.
SEVERINS Dutch
Derived from the Latin given name SEVERINUS.
SEVRIENS Dutch
Derived from the Latin given name SEVERINUS.
SIMON English, French, German, Dutch, Hungarian, Jewish
Derived from the given name SIMON (1).
SIMONIS Dutch
Means “son of SIMON (1)”.
SLOOTMAEKERS Dutch, Flemish
Occupational name for a locksmith, from Dutch slot “lock” and maker “maker”.
SMEETS Dutch
Variant of SMIT.
SMETS Dutch
Variant of SMIT.
SMIT Dutch
From Middle Dutch smit “metalworker, blacksmith”, a cognate of SMITH.
SMITS Dutch
Variant of SMIT.
SNAAIJER Dutch
Dutch cognate of SNYDER.
SNAIJER Dutch
Dutch cognate of SNYDER.
SNEIDERS Dutch
Dutch cognate of SNYDER.
SNEIJDER Dutch
Dutch cognate of SNYDER.
SNEIJDERS Dutch
Dutch cognate of SNYDER.
SNEIJER Dutch
Dutch cognate of SNYDER.
SNEIJERS Dutch
Dutch cognate of SNYDER.
SNEL Dutch
Dutch cognate of SNELL.
SNIJDER Dutch
Dutch cognate of SNYDER.
SNIJDERS Dutch
Dutch cognate of SNYDER.
SPIJKER (1) Dutch
Denoted a dweller by or worker at a granary, from Dutch spijker “granary”.
SPIJKER (2) Dutch
Occupational name for a nailsmith, from Dutch spijker “nail”.
SPIKER Dutch
Americanized form of SPIJKER (1) or SPIJKER (2).
TER AVEST Dutch
Means “at the edge, eave” indicating a person who lived at the edge of a forest or under a covered shelter.
TEUNISSEN Dutch
Means “son of TEUNIS”.
THEUNISSEN Dutch
Means “son of THEUNIS”.
TILLENS Flemish
From the Germanic name Thietilo, a medieval diminutive of DIETRICH.
TUNISON Dutch (Anglicized)
Americanized form of TEUNISSEN.
VAN AALSBURG Dutch
Means “from Aalsburg”, which is possibly Adelsburg, composed of adal “noble” and burg “fortress”.
VAN AALST Dutch
Variant of VAN ALST.
VAN AARLE Dutch
Variant of AARLE.
VAN ACHTEREN Dutch
Variant of VAN AGTEREN.
VAN ACHTHOVEN Dutch
Variant of ACHTHOVEN.
VAN ADRICHEM Dutch
Variant of ADRICHEM.
VAN AGGELEN Dutch
Denoted someone from Aggelen, which could refer to Achel in the Belgian province of Limburg or Egchel in the Dutch province of Limburg.
VAN AGTEREN Dutch
Means “from behind”, probably referring to a place behind something, such as a building or a place at the end of the road.
VAN AGTHOVEN Dutch
Variant of ACHTHOVEN.
VAN AKKEREN Dutch
Variant of VAN DEN AKKER.
VAN ALLER Dutch
Means “from the Aller”, a river in Germany, of uncertain meaning.
VAN ALPHEN Dutch
Means “from Alphen”, a town in the Netherlands. It is derived from the name of the Roman fort Albaniana, itself from Latin albus “white”.
VAN ALST Dutch
Means “from Aalst”, the name of towns in Belgium and the Netherlands, which is possibly from Germanic alhust meaning “living place”.
VAN ALTENA Dutch
Variant of ALTENA.
VAN ALTHUIS Dutch
Dutch cognate of ALTHAUS.
VAN AMELSVOORT Dutch
Means “from Amersfoort”, a city in the Netherlands. It means “ford of the Amer (Eem) River” in Dutch.
VAN AMERSVOORT Dutch
Variant of VAN AMELSVOORT.
VAN AMSTEL Dutch
Means “from Amstel”, a Dutch river that means “water area”.
VAN ANDEL Dutch
Means “from Andel”, a town in the Netherlands, possibly meaning “upper forest” in Old Dutch.
VAN ANKEREN Dutch
Means “from the anchor” in Dutch.
VAN ANTWERP Dutch
Means “from ANTWERP”, a city in Belgium.
VAN ANTWERPEN Dutch
Variant of VAN ANTWERP.
VAN APELDOORN Dutch
Variant of APELDOORN.
VAN ARENDONK Dutch
Variant of ARENDONK.
VAN AS Dutch
Means “from Asch”, a town in the Netherlands, meaning “ash tree”.
VAN ASCH Dutch
Variant of VAN AS.
VAN ASSEN Dutch
Means “from Assen”, a city in the Netherlands, which is possibly from essen meaning “ash trees”.
VAN BAARLE Dutch
Means “from Baarle”, a town in both the Netherlands and Belgium.
VAN BOKHOVEN Dutch
Means “from Bokhoven”, a small town in the province of Noord-Brabant in the Netherlands. It means “goat yards” in Dutch.
VAN BREDA Dutch
Means “from Breda”, a city in the province of Noord-Brabant in the Netherlands. It is derived from Dutch breed meaning “wide” and Aa, the name of a river.
VAN BUEREN Dutch
Variant of VAN BUREN.
VAN BUGGENUM Dutch
Means “from Buggenum”, a small town in the middle of the province of Limburg in the Netherlands.
VAN BUREN Dutch
Means “from Buren”, a small town on the island of Ameland in the north of the Netherlands, as well as a small city in the Dutch province Gelderland. The place names derive from Old Dutch bur meaning “house, dwelling”. In the 16th century the countess Anna van Buren married William of Orange, the founder of the Dutch royal family. A famous bearer of this surname was Martin van Buren (1782-1862), the eighth President of the United States.
VAN CAN Dutch
Variant of VAN KAN.
VAN CANN Dutch
Variant of VAN KAN.
VAN DAAL Dutch
Variant of VAN DALEN.
VAN DAALEN Dutch
Variant of VAN DALEN.
VAN DAEL Dutch
Variant of VAN DALEN.
VAN DAELE Dutch
Variant of VAN DALEN.
VAN DALE Dutch
Variant of VAN DALEN.
VANDALE Dutch
Variant of VAN DALEN.
VAN DALEN Dutch
Means “from the valley”, from Old Dutch dal meaning “valley”.
VAN DE LAAR Dutch
Variant of VAN LAAR.
VAN DEN AKKER Dutch
Means “from the field” in Dutch.
VAN DEN ANDEL Dutch
Variant of VAN ANDEL.
VAN DEN BERG Dutch
Means “from the mountain”, derived from Dutch berg meaning “mountain”.
VAN DER AART Dutch
Means “from the earth”, derived from Dutch aarde “earth”. It perhaps referred to either an earth bank or to a farmer.
VAN DER BEEK Dutch
Means “from the creek” in Dutch.
VAN DER BERG Dutch
Variant of VAN DEN BERG.
VAN DER HOUT Dutch
Variant of VAN HOUTEN.
VAN DER LAAR Dutch
Variant of VAN LAAR.
VAN DER STOEP Dutch
Means “from the paved entrance”, from Dutch stoep meaning “paved porch at the entrance to a house”.
VAN DER VEEN Dutch
Means “from the swamp, from the peat”, from Dutch veen “fen, swamp, peat”. It originally indicated a person who resided in a peat district or fen colony.
VAN DER VEN Dutch
Variant of VAN DER VEEN.
VAN DER VENNE Dutch
Variant of VAN DER VEEN.
VAN DER VENNEN Dutch (Rare)
Variant of VAN DER VEEN.
VAN DER ZEE Dutch
Means “from the sea” in Dutch. The original bearer may have been someone who lived on the coast.
VAN DE VLIERT Dutch
Means “from the elderberry” in Dutch.
VAN DIJK Dutch
Means “from the dike” in Dutch.
VAN DONK Dutch
Means “from the hill”, derived from Dutch donk meaning “(sandy) hill”.
VANDROOGENBROECK Flemish
Means “from the dry marsh” in Dutch. The city of Brussels was built on dry marshes.
VAN HASSEL Dutch
Means “from Hassel”, a town in Lower Saxony, Germany. It may be derived from Germanic hasel meaning “hazel tree”.
VAN HAUTUM Dutch
Variant of VAN HOUTEN.
VAN HEEL Dutch
Means “from Heel”, a small town in the province of Limburg in the Netherlands.
VAN HERTEN Dutch
Means “from Herten”, a small town in the province of Limburg in the Netherlands. The town’s name comes from Dutch herten, the plural of hert meaning “deer”.
VAN HOFWEGEN Dutch
Means “from Hofwegen”, a town in the province of South Holland in the Netherlands, itself derived from Dutch hof “garden, courtyard” and weg “way, path, road”.
VAN HOORN Dutch
Dutch form of HORN.
VAN HORN Dutch
Dutch form of HORN.
VAN HOUT Dutch
Variant of VAN HOUTEN.
VAN HOUTE Dutch
Variant of VAN HOUTEN.
VAN HOUTEM Dutch
Variant of VAN HOUTEN.
VAN HOUTEN Dutch
Means “from forests”, derived from Dutch hout “forest”.
VAN HOUTTUM Dutch
Variant of VAN HOUTEN.
VAN HOUTUM Dutch
Variant of VAN HOUTEN.
VAN KAN Dutch
Means “from Kanne”, a town in the province of Limburg in Belgium. The meaning of the town’s name is unknown.
VAN KANN Dutch
Variant of VAN KAN.
VAN LAAR Dutch
Derived from Dutch laar (plural laren), which means “open spot in the forest”. These areas were used to graze cattle for example.
VAN LAREN Dutch
Variant of VAN LAAR.
VAN LEEUWENHOEK Dutch
Variant of LEEUWENHOEK. A famous bearer of this surname is Antonie van Leeuwenhoek (1632-1723), a pioneer in the field of microscopy.
VAN MIDDELBURG Dutch (Rare)
Means “from Middelburg”, the name of a city in Zeeland in the Netherlands, itself meaning “middle fortress” in Dutch.
VAN MIDDLESWORTH Dutch (Anglicized)
Americanized form of VAN MIDDELBURG.
VAN NIFTERICK Dutch
Variant of VAN NIFTRIK.
VAN NIFTERIK Dutch
Variant of VAN NIFTRIK.
VAN NIFTRIK Dutch
Means “from Niftrik”, a town in the province of Gelderland in the Netherlands.
VAN OGTROP Dutch
Variant of OGTROP.
VAN OIRSCHOT Dutch
Means “from Oirschot”, a town in the province of Noord-Brabant in the Netherlands. It is possibly from Dutch oeros meaning “aurochs” and schoot meaning “projection (of land)”.
VAN OORSCHOT Dutch
Variant of VAN OIRSCHOT.
VAN OPHOVEN Dutch
Means “from Ophoven”, the name of towns in the Netherlands. Their names mean “upper gardens, upper courtyards” in Dutch.
VAN PEIJ Dutch (Rare)
Variant of VAN PEY.
VAN PEY Dutch (Rare)
Means “from Pey”, a town in the province of Limburg in the Netherlands.
VAN ROMPA Flemish (Rare)
Variant of VAN ROMPAEY.
VAN ROMPAEY Flemish, Dutch
Means “from the wide path”, derived from Middle Dutch ruum “wide, spacious” combined with pat “path”.
VAN ROMPAY Flemish, Dutch
Variant of VAN ROMPAEY.
VAN ROMPAYE Flemish (Rare)
Variant of VAN ROMPAEY.
VAN ROMPU Flemish (Rare)
Variant of VAN ROMPAEY.
VAN ROMPUY Flemish
Variant of VAN ROMPAEY. A well-known bearer of this surname is the Flemish politician Herman Van Rompuy (1947-), a Prime Minister of Belgium.
VAN ROSSEM Dutch
Variant of VAN ROSSUM.
VAN ROSSUM Dutch
Means “from Rossum”, a town in the province of Gelderland in the Netherlands. It is mentioned as Rotheheim in a 9th-century document, and is derived from Dutch rothe “cleared area in a forest” and heim “home”.
VAN SCHOORL Dutch
Variant of SCHOORL.
VAN ‘T HOUT Dutch
Variant of VAN HOUTEN.
VAN TONDER Dutch
Means “from Tønder”, a town in Denmark near the German border.
VAN VEEN Dutch
Variant of VAN DER VEEN.
VAN VEENEN Dutch
Variant of VAN DER VEEN.
VAN WEGBERG Dutch
Means “from Wegberg”, a small town in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia in Germany, close to the Dutch border. It is derived from old German weg “way, path, road” and berg “mountain”.
VAN WIEREN Frisian, Dutch
Means “from Wieren”. This is the name of towns in Frisia and other parts of the Netherlands, which mean “seaweed”.
VAN WILLIGEN Dutch
Means “from the willows”, from Old Dutch wilga “willow”.
VENNER Dutch
Variant of VAN DER VEEN.
VERBOOM Dutch
Means “from the tree” in Dutch.
VERGOOSSEN Dutch
Means “son of GOSWIN”.
VERHOEVEN Dutch
Means “from the farm” in Dutch, derived from hoeve “farm”, and so indicated a person who lived on a farm.
VERMEULEN Flemish
Means “from the mill” in Dutch.
VERVERS Dutch
Occupational name derived from Dutch verver meaning “dyer, painter”.
VERVLOET Flemish
Means “from the stream” in Dutch.
VISSCHER Dutch
Variant of VISSER.
VISSER Dutch
Occupational name meaning “fisherman” in Dutch.
VOGEL German, Dutch
From Old High German and Old Dutch fogal meaning “bird”. It was originally an occupational name for a bird catcher, or a nickname for a person who liked to sing.
VOGELS Dutch
Variant of VOGEL.
VOSSEN Dutch
From the given name Vos, which comes from the Frisian name Fos, which is from Old Germanic given names beginning with the element folk meaning “people”.
VROOM Dutch, Flemish
From a nickname derived from Dutch vroom meaning “pious, devout”.
VROOMEN Dutch, Flemish
Variant of VROOM.
WANG (2) German, Dutch
From Middle High German and Middle Dutch wange meaning “cheek”, possibly a nickname for someone with round or rosy cheeks.
WATERMAN (2) English, Dutch
Occupational name for a boatman or a water carrier. It could also describe a person who lived by water.
WAUTERS Dutch
Means “son of WOUTER”.
WESTENBERG Dutch
Means “west of the mountain”, originally referring to a person who lived there.
WILLEMS Dutch
Derived from the given name WILLEM.
WILLEMSE Dutch
Derived from the given name WILLEM.
WILLEMSEN Dutch
Means “son of WILLEM”.
WILMS Dutch
Derived from the given name WILLEM.
WOLTERS Dutch
Means “son of WOUTER”.
WOUTERS Dutch
Means “son of WOUTER”.
YANCY Dutch (Anglicized)
Americanized form of JANSEN.
YONKER Dutch (Anglicized)
Americanized form of JONKER.
YONKERS Dutch (Anglicized)
Americanized spelling of JONKERS.
ZAAL Dutch
Means “hall” in Dutch.
ZEEGERS Dutch
Means “son of SIEGER”.
ZEELEN Dutch
Derived from the given name CEEL.
ZEGERS Dutch
Means “son of SIEGER”.
ZUIDERDUIN Dutch
Means “southern dune” in Dutch.

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