Dutch Surnames

Dutch names are used in the Netherlands and Flanders. See also about Dutch names.
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LEEUWENHOEKDutch
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.
LUCASEnglish, 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.
LUCASSENDutch
Means "son of LUCAS".
MAASDutch, Low German
From the given name MAAS.
MAESFlemish
Flemish form of MAAS.
MAESSENDutch
Means "son of MAAS".
MARQUERINGDutch, German
Possibly a derivative of MARQUARDT.
MARQUERINKDutch, German
Possibly a derivative of MARQUARDT.
MARTENSDutch, Flemish
Means "son of MARTEN".
MEEUWSENDutch
Derived from the Dutch given name Meeuw, which comes from Bartholomeus (see BARTHOLOMEW).
MERCKXFlemish, Dutch
From the given name MARK.
MERTENSDutch, Low German, Flemish
From the given name MERTEN.
MICHEL (1)French, German, Dutch, Basque, Polish
Derived from the given name MICHEL, MITXEL or MICHAŁ.
MICHIELSDutch, Flemish
Means "son of MICHIEL".
MOHRENDutch, German
Dutch and German form of MOORE (2).
MOORENDutch
Dutch variant of MOORE (2).
MULDERDutch
Dutch equivalent of MILLER.
MUYSKENSDutch
Means "little mouse" in Dutch.
NAGELGerman, Dutch
Means "nail" in German and Dutch, and is probably related to the occupation of carpenter. It could also refer to a smith who specifically made nails.
NELISSENDutch
Means "son of CORNELIUS".
OFFERMANSDutch
From the Dutch occupation offerman, the man who collects ofer "money", in a church.
OGTROPDutch
Originally denoted a person who was from the town of Ochtrup in Germany, which is of uncertain origin.
OOMENDutch
Means "son of the uncle".
OTTENDutch
Derived from the Dutch given name Ot, which is a nickname of Hadrianus (see ADRIAN) or ODO.
PAULEnglish, French, German, Dutch
From the given name PAUL.
PAULISDutch, German
From Latin name Paulus (see PAUL).
PAUWELSDutch, Flemish
Means "son of PAUL".
PEERENBOOMDutch
From Dutch and means "pear tree", referring to someone who kept a pear orchard.
PEETERSDutch, Flemish
Dutch variant of PETERS.
PENDER (2)Dutch
From Old Dutch penre, paenre, paender meaning "brewer".
PETEREnglish, German, Dutch
Derived from the given name PETER.
PEUSENDutch
Derived from the given name Pascalis (see PASCAL).
PHILIPSEnglish, Dutch
Means "son of PHILIP". Famous bearers of this surname are Frederick Philips and his son Gerard, the Dutch founders of the company Philips.
PRINSENDutch
Means "son of the prince", the term prince would have denoted someone who acted in a regal manner. It could also refer to the Jewish ornamental name PRINZ.
RADEMAKERDutch
From the occupation of rademaker meaning "maker of wheels", from Dutch rad meaning "wheel".
REINDERSDutch, Frisian
From the given name REINDERT.
RICHARDEnglish, French, German, Dutch
From the given name RICHARD.
RIETVELDDutch
Means "reed field", from Dutch riet "reed" and veld "field". It is found mostly in the western part of the Netherlands (the Holland area).
ROBERTEnglish, French, Dutch
From the given name ROBERT.
ROGGEVEENDutch
Means "rye field" in Dutch. A famous bearer was Jacob Roggeveen (1659-1729), the first European explorer to Easter Island.
ROMEIJNDutch
Derived from the given name ROMEIN.
ROMEIJNDERSDutch
From Dutch Romein meaning "Roman, person from ROME".
ROMEIJNSENDutch
Means "son of ROMEIN" in Dutch.
ROMIJNDutch
Derived from the given name ROMEIN.
ROMIJNSENDutch
Means "son of ROMEIN" in Dutch.
ROOIJAKKERSDutch
Means "red field", from Dutch rood "red" and akker "field".
ROOSADutch
From Dutch roos meaning "rose".
ROOSEVELTDutch
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).
RUTTENDutch
Derived from the given name RUTGER.
RYSKAMPDutch
Meaning unknown, probably ending with Dutch kamp meaning "camp".
SCHENKGerman, Dutch
From Middle High German, Middle Dutch schenke meaning "wine server" (from Old High German scenken "to pour out").
SCHERMERDutch, Low German
Dutch and Low German form of SCHIRMER.
SCHOOLDutch
From Dutch school, ultimately from Latin schola meaning "school", indicating a person who worked at or lived near a school.
SCHOORLDutch
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.
SCHRIJNEMAKERSDutch
Occupational name for a cabinet maker, from Dutch schrijn "box, container" and maker "maker".
SCHUYLERDutch
Dutch form of SCHULER.
SEEGERSDutch
Means "son of SIEGER".
SEELENDutch
Variant of CEELEN.
SEGERSDutch
Means "son of SIEGER".
SEGHERSDutch
Means "son of SIEGER".
SEVERIJNSDutch
Derived from the Latin given name SEVERINUS.
SEVERINSDutch
Derived from the Latin given name SEVERINUS.
SEVRIENSDutch
Derived from the Latin given name SEVERINUS.
SIMONEnglish, French, German, Dutch, Hungarian, Jewish
Derived from the given name SIMON (1).
SIMONISDutch
Means "son of SIMON (1)".
SLOOTMAEKERSDutch, Flemish
Occupational name for a locksmith, from Dutch slot "lock" and maker "maker".
SMEETSDutch
Variant of SMIT.
SMETSDutch
Variant of SMIT.
SMITDutch
From Middle Dutch smit "metalworker, blacksmith", a cognate of SMITH.
SMITSDutch
Variant of SMIT.
SNAAIJERDutch
Dutch cognate of SNYDER.
SNAIJERDutch
Dutch cognate of SNYDER.
SNEIDERSDutch
Dutch cognate of SNYDER.
SNEIJDERDutch
Dutch cognate of SNYDER.
SNEIJDERSDutch
Dutch cognate of SNYDER.
SNEIJERDutch
Dutch cognate of SNYDER.
SNEIJERSDutch
Dutch cognate of SNYDER.
SNELDutch
Dutch cognate of SNELL.
SNIJDERDutch
Dutch cognate of SNYDER.
SNIJDERSDutch
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".
SPIKERDutch
Americanized form of SPIJKER (1) or SPIJKER (2).
TER AVESTDutch
Means "at the edge, eave" indicating a person who lived at the edge of a forest or under a covered shelter.
TEUNISSENDutch
Means "son of TEUNIS".
THEUNISSENDutch
Means "son of THEUNIS".
TILLENSFlemish
From the Germanic name Thietilo, a medieval diminutive of DIETRICH.
TUNISONDutch
Americanized form of TEUNISSEN.
VAN AALSBURGDutch
Means "from Aalsburg", which is possibly Adelsburg, composed of adal "noble" and burg "fortress".
VAN AGGELENDutch
Denoted someone from Aggelen, which could refer to Achel in the Belgian province of Limburg or Egchel in the Dutch province of Limburg.
VAN AGTERENDutch
Means "from behind", probably referring to a place behind something, such as a building or a place at the end of the road.
VAN ALLERDutch
Means "from the Aller", a river in Germany, of uncertain meaning.
VAN ALPHENDutch
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 ALSTDutch
Means "from Aalst", a town in the Netherlands, which is possibly from Germanic alhust meaning "living place".
VAN ALTHUISDutch
Dutch cognate of ALTHAUS.
VAN AMELSVOORTDutch
Means "from Amersfoort", a city in the Netherlands. It means "ford of the Amer (Eem) River" in Dutch.
VAN AMSTELDutch
Means "from Amstel", a Dutch river which means "water area".
VAN ANDELDutch
Means "from Andel", a town in the Netherlands, possibly meaning "upper forest" in Old Dutch.
VAN ANKERENDutch
Means "from the anchor" in Dutch.
VAN ANTWERPDutch
Means "from ANTWERP", a city in Belgium.
VAN ASDutch
Means "from Asch", a town in the Netherlands, meaning "ash tree".
VAN ASSENDutch
Means "from Assen", a city in the Netherlands, which is possibly from essen meaning "ash trees".
VAN BAARLEDutch
Meams "from Baarle", a town in both the Netherlands and Belgium.
VAN BOKHOVENDutch
Means "from Bokhoven", a small town in the province of Noord-Brabant in the Netherlands. It means "goat yards" in Dutch.
VAN BREDADutch
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 BUGGENUMDutch
Means "from Buggenum", a small town in the middle of the province of Limburg in the Netherlands.
VAN BURENDutch
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 DALENDutch
Means "from the valley", from Old Dutch dal meaning "valley".
VAN DEN AKKERDutch
Means "from the field" in Dutch.
VAN DER AARTDutch
Means "from the earth", derived from Dutch aarde "earth". It perhaps referred to either an earth bank or to a farmer.
VAN DER BEEKDutch
Means "from the creek" in Dutch.
VAN DER BERGDutch
Means "from the mountain" , derived from Dutch berg meaning "mountain".
VAN DER STOEPDutch
Means "from the paved entrance", from Dutch stoep meaning "paved porch at the entrance to a house".
VAN DER VEENDutch
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 ZEEDutch
Means "from the sea" in Dutch. The original bearer may have been someone who lived on the coast.
VAN DE VLIERTDutch
Means "from the elderberry" in Dutch.
VAN DONKDutch
Means "from the hill", derived from Dutch donk meaning "(sandy) hill".
VANDROOGENBROECKFlemish
Means "from the dry marsh" in Dutch. The city of Brussels was built on dry marshes.
VAN HASSELDutch
Means "from Hassel", a town in Lower Saxony, Germany. It may be derived from Germanic hasel meaning "hazel tree".
VAN HEELDutch
Means "from Heel", a small town in the province of Limburg in the Netherlands.
VAN HERTENDutch
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 HOFWEGENDutch
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 HOORNDutch
Dutch form of HORN.
VAN HORNDutch
Dutch form of HORN.
VAN HOUTENDutch
Means "from forests", derived from Dutch hout "forest".
VAN KANDutch
Means "from Kanne", a town in the province of Limburg in Belgium. The meaning of the town's name is unknown.
VAN LAARDutch
Derived from Dutch laar (plural laren), which means "open spot in the forest". These areas were used to graze cattle for example.
VAN LEEUWENHOEKDutch
Variant of LEEUWENHOEK. A famous bearer of this surname is Antonie van Leeuwenhoek (1632-1723), a pioneer in the field of microscopy.
VAN MIDDELBURGDutch (Rare)
Means "from Middelburg", the name of a city in Zeeland in the Netherlands, itself meaning "middle fortress" in Dutch.
VAN NIFTRIKDutch
Means "from Niftrik", a town in the province of Gelderland in the Netherlands.
VAN OIRSCHOTDutch
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 OPHOVENDutch
Means "from Ophoven", the name of towns in the Netherlands. Their names mean "upper gardens, upper courtyards" in Dutch.
VAN PEYDutch (Rare)
Means "from Pey", a town in the province of Limburg in the Netherlands.
VAN ROMPAEYFlemish, Dutch
Means "from the wide path", derived from Middle Dutch ruum "wide, spacious" combined with pat "path".
VAN ROMPUYFlemish
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 ROSSUMDutch
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 TONDERDutch
Means "from Tønder", a town in Denmark near the German border.
VAN WEGBERGDutch
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 WIERENFrisian, Dutch
Means "from Wieren". This is the name of towns in Frisia and other parts of the Netherlands, which mean "seaweed".
VAN WILLIGENDutch
Means "from the willows", from Old Dutch wilga "willow".
VERBOOMDutch
Means "from the tree" in Dutch.
VERGOOSSENDutch
Means "son of GOSWIN".
VERHOEVENDutch
Means "from the farm" in Dutch, derived from hoeve "farm", and so indicated a person who lived on a farm.
VERMEULENFlemish
Means "from the mill" in Dutch.
VERVERSDutch
Occupational name derived from Dutch verver meaning "dyer, painter".
VERVLOETFlemish
Means "from the stream" in Dutch.
VISSCHERDutch
Occupational name meaning "fisherman" in Dutch.
VOGELGerman, 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.
VOGELSDutch
Variant of VOGEL.
VOSSENDutch
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".
VROOMDutch, Flemish
From a nickname derived from Dutch vroom meaning "pious, devout".
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.
WAUTERSDutch
Means "son of WOUTER".
WESTENBERGDutch
Means "west of the mountain", originally referring to a person who lived there.
WILLEMSDutch
Derived from the given name WILLEM.
WILLEMSEDutch
Derived from the given name WILLEM.
WILLEMSENDutch
Means "son of WILLEM".
WILMSDutch
Derived from the given name WILLEM.
WOLTERSDutch
Means "son of WOUTER".
WOUTERSDutch
Means "son of WOUTER".
YANCYDutch (Anglicized)
Americanized form of JANSEN.
YONKERDutch (Anglicized)
Americanized form of JONKER.
YONKERSDutch (Anglicized)
Americanized spelling of JONKERS.
ZAALDutch
Means "hall" in Dutch.
ZEEGERSDutch
Means "son of SIEGER".
ZEELENDutch
Derived from the given name CEEL.
ZEGERSDutch
Means "son of SIEGER".
ZUIDERDUINDutch
Means "southern dune" in Dutch.
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