Belgian Surnames

Belgian names are spoken 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.
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".
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".
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".
ALBERT     English, French, Catalan, Hungarian, Romanian, German
Derived from the given name 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.
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.
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".
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.
BABINEAUX     French
Variant of BABIN.
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.
BELROSE     French
Variant of BELLEROSE.
BENSCOTER     Dutch (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of BUNSCHOTEN.
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.
BERGER (2)     German, Dutch
Variant of BERG.
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.
BLANCHETT     French
Variant of BLANCHET.
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".
BOUCHARD     French
From the Germanic given name BURKHARD.
BOUCHER     French
Means "butcher" in French.
BOURDILLON     French
Diminutive form of BORDE.
BOURREAU     French
Variant of BUREAU.
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.
CLAASEN     Dutch
Means "son of KLAAS".
CLAES     Flemish
From the given name KLAUS.
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 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.
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".
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, a the name of a town in the French Pyrenees which is possibly derived from Basque haran meaning "valley".
DAVIAU     French
From a diminutive form of DAVID.
DAVID     English, French, Scottish, Czech, Portuguese, Jewish
From the given name 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 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.
DELACROIX     French
Means "of the cross" in French. It denoted one who lived near a cross symbol or near a crossroads.
DE LA FONTAINE     French
French cognate of DE LA FUENTE.
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 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 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".
DROIT     French
Means "right, straight" in French, a nickname for an upright person.
DUBOIS     French
Means "from the forest", from French bois "forest".
DUCHAMPS     French
Variant of DESCHAMPS.
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".
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 which 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".
FABIAN     English, French, Polish
Derived from the given name FABIAN.
FABRE     French
Derived from Latin faber "blacksmith".
FABRON     French
Meas "blacksmith" from Latin faber.
FAUCHER     French
Means "mower" in French.
FAUCHEUX     French
Derived from French faucher "to mow".
FAURE     French
Means "blacksmith" in French. It is a regional variant of LEFÈVRE in southern France.
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