Belgian Surnames

Belgian names are used in the country of Belgium in western Europe.
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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".
ABEL (1) English, French, Danish, Spanish
Derived from the given name ABEL.
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.
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".
ADAM English, French, German, Polish, Romanian, Jewish
Derived from the given name ADAM.
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".
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.
ALBERINK Dutch
Means "ALBERT's farm" in Dutch.
ALBERS Dutch
Means "son of ALBERT".
ALBERT English, French, Catalan, Hungarian, Romanian, German
Derived from the given name ALBERT.
ALBERTS English, Dutch
Means "son of ALBERT".
ALBRONDA Dutch
From the name of various streets in the Netherlands.
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.
ALLARD French, English
Derived from the given name ADALHARD (or the Old English cognate ÆÐELRÆD).
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.
ANDRÉ French
Derived from the given name ANDRÉ.
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.
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".
ARCHAMBAULT French
From the archaic French given name Archambault, which is related to ARCHIBALD.
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.
ARTHUR English, French
From the given name ARTHUR.
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".
AUGUSTIN French, German
From the given name AUGUSTIN.
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 "the 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.
BABIN French
From the given name Babin, a medieval diminutive of BABYLAS.
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".
BARRE French
French cognate of BARR.
BAUDIN French
From the given name Baud, French form of BALDO.
BEAUCHÊNE French
From French place names derived from beau "beautiful" and chêne "oak".
BEAUFORT French
From various French place names derived from beau "beautiful" and fort "strong place, fortress".
BEAULIEU French
From various French place names derived from beau "beautiful" and lieu "place".
BEAUMONT French, English
From French place names derived from beau "beautiful" and mont "mountain".
BÉLANGER French
From the given name BÉRENGER.
BELLAMY French, English
From Old French bel ami meaning "beautiful friend".
BELLEROSE French
Means "beautiful rose" in French.
BELMONT French, English
French and English form of BELMONTE.
BÉRANGER French
From the given name BÉRENGER.
BERG German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
From a Germanic word meaning "mountain".
BERGER (1) French
Occupational name meaning "shepherd", from Old French bergier.
BÉRINGER French
From the given name BÉRENGER.
BERNARD French, English, Dutch, Czech
From the given name BERNARD.
BERTRAND French
Derived from the given name BERTRAND.
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.
BLAISE French
Derived from the given name BLAISE.
BLANC French
Means "white" in French. The name referred to a person who was pale, or whose hair was blond.
BLANCHARD French, English
Derived from the given name BLANCHARD.
BLANCHET French
From a diminutive of the name BLANC.
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".
BOIVIN French
Nickname for a wine drinker, from Old French boi "to drink" and vin "wine".
BONFILS French
Derived from Old French bon fils meaning "good son".
BONHEUR French
From Old French bonne heure meaning "good time", or "lucky".
BONHOMME French
Derived from Old French bon homme meaning "good man".
BONNAIRE French
French form of BONNER.
BONNAY French
Variant of BONNET.
BONNET French
From the given name BONITUS.
BOON (3) Dutch
Dutch cognate of BOHN.
BORDE French
From Frankish bord meaning "board, plank". This name belonged to a person who lived in a house made of planks.
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.
BOUCHARD French
From the Germanic given name BURKHARD.
BOUCHER French
Means "butcher" in French.
BOURDILLON French
Diminutive form of BORDE.
BOUWMEESTER Dutch
Means "architect, builder" in Dutch.
BRAAM Dutch
Derived from the given name BRAM.
BRET French
French form of BRETT.
BRISBOIS French
Referred to a person who cleared land, from Old French briser "to cut" and bois "forest".
BRODEUR French
Means "embroiderer" in French.
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".
BUREAU French
From Old French burel, diminutive of bure, a type of woolen cloth. It may have originated as a nickname for a person who dressed in the material or as an occupational name for someone who worked with it.
CARON French
Variant of CHARRON.
CEELEN Dutch
Derived from the given name CEEL.
CHAPUT French
From a diminutive of the Old French word chape meaning "cloak, hood". The name referred to a person who made, sold or often wore cloaks.
CHARBONNEAU French
Derived from a diminutive form of French charbon "charcoal", a nickname for a person with black hair or a dark complexion.
CHARPENTIER French
French cognate of CARPENTER, derived from Old French charpentier.
CHARRON French
Meant "cart" in Old French, used to denote a carter or a cartwright.
CHASTAIN French
From Old French castan "chestnut tree" (Latin castanea), a name for someone who lived near a particular chestnut tree, or possibly a nickname for someone with chestnut-coloured hair.
CHEVALIER French
From a nickname derived from French chevalier meaning "knight", itself from cheval meaning "horse", ultimately from Latin caballus.
CHEVROLET French
From a diminutive of chèvre meaning "goat", indicating a person who cultivated goats.
CHRISTIAN French, German, English
Derived from the given name CHRISTIAN.
CLAASEN Dutch
Means "son of KLAAS".
CLAES Flemish
From the given name KLAUS.
CLÉMENT French
Derived from the given name CLÉMENT.
CLOET Dutch
Variant of KLOET.
CLOUTIER French
Derived from French clou meaning "nail", referring to someone who made or sold nails.
COEMAN Dutch
Variant of KOOPMAN.
COEMANS Dutch
Variant of KOOPMAN.
COENEN Dutch
Derived from the given name COENRAAD.
COLBERT English, French
Derived from the given name COLOBERT.
COLIJN Dutch
From the given name NICOLAAS.
COMTOIS French
Indicated a person from Franche-Comté, a province in eastern France, which translates to "free county".
COOLEN Dutch
From the given name NICOLAAS.
COSTE French
French form of COSTA.
CÔTÉ French
French form of COSTA.
COUMANS Dutch
Variant of KOOPMAN.
COURTEMANCHE French
Means "short sleeve" in French.
COUSINEAU French
Derived from Old French cosin meaning "cousin".
COUTURE French
Means "tailor" in Old French.
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.
DAALMANS Dutch
Originally indicated a person who lived in a valley, from Dutch dal meaning "dale, valley" and man meaning "man".
DAM Dutch, Danish
Means "dike, dam" in Dutch and Danish. In modern Danish it also means "pond".
DANIAU French
Derived from the given name DANIEL.
DANIEL English, French, German, Portuguese
Derived from the given name DANIEL.
D'ARAMITZ French
Originally denoted one who came from Aramits, the name of a town in the French Pyrenees that is possibly derived from Basque haran meaning "valley".
DAVIAU French
From a diminutive form of DAVID.
DE CLOET Dutch
Variant of KLOET.
DEFOREST French
Means "from the forest" in French.
DEGARMO French
Americanized form of French de Garmeaux, which may derive from a place called Garmeaux in Normandy.
DE GROOT Dutch
From Dutch groot meaning "big, great".
DE HAVEN Dutch
From Middle Dutch haven meaning "harbour, haven".
DE KLERK Dutch
From Dutch klerk meaning "clerk", making this a cognate of CLARK.
DE KLOET Dutch
Variant of KLOET.
DELACROIX French
Means "of the cross" in French. It denoted one who lived near a cross symbol or near a crossroads.
DE LANG Dutch
Dutch cognate of LONG.
DE LANGE Dutch
Dutch cognate of LONG.
DENIAU French
Variant of DANIEL.
DENIAUD French
Variant of DANIEL.
DENIEL French
Variant of DANIEL.
DENIS French
From the given name DENIS.
DENNEL French
Variant of DANIEL.
DESCHAMPS French
Means "from the fields", from French champ "field".
DESCOTEAUX French
Means "from the hillside", from French coteau "hillside".
DESJARDINS French
Means "from the gardens", from French jardin "garden".
DE SMET Flemish
Flemish variant of SMIT.
DE SNAIJER Dutch
Dutch cognate of SNYDER.
DESROCHES French
Means "from the rocks", from French roche "rock".
DESROSIERS French
Means "from the rose bushes", from French rosier "rose bush". It probably referred to a person who lived close to, or cared for a rose garden.
DE VRIES Dutch
Means "the Frisian" in Dutch, referring to a person from Friesland.
DE VROOME Dutch
Variant of VROOM.
DE WIT 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.
DRIES Dutch
From the given name DRIES.
DRIESSEN Dutch
Means "son of DRIES".
DROIT French
Means "right, straight" in French, a nickname for an upright person.
DUBOIS French
Means "from the forest", from French bois "forest".
DUFORT French
Means "from the fort", from French fort "stronghold".
DUFOUR French
Occupational name for a baker, from French four "oven".
DUGUAY French
Means "from the ford", from French gué "ford".
DUMONT French
Means "from the mountain", from French mont "mountain".
DUPOND French
Variant of DUPONT.
DUPONT French
Means "from the bridge", from French pont "bridge".
DURAND French, English
From Old French durant meaning "enduring", ultimately from Latin durans. This was a nickname for a stubborn person.
DURANT English, French
Variation of DURAND.
DUVAL French
Means "from the valley" in French.
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".
ÉMILE French
Derived from the given name ÉMILE.
ERCKENS Dutch
Variant of ERKENS.
ERKENS Dutch
Derived from the given name Erk, a variant of ERIK.
EVERS Dutch
Means "son of EVERT".