Dutch Surnames

Dutch names are used in the Netherlands and Flanders. See also about Dutch names.
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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, German
Possibly a derivative of MARQUARDT.
MARQUERINK Dutch, German
Possibly a derivative of MARQUARDT.
MARTENS Dutch, Flemish
Means "son of MARTEN".
MEEUWE Dutch
Variant of MEEUWSEN.
MEEUWSEN Dutch
Derived from the Dutch given name Meeuw, which comes from Bartholomeus (see BARTHOLOMEW).
MERCKX Flemish, Dutch
From the given name MARK.
MERTENS Dutch, Low German, Flemish
From the given name MERTEN.
MICHEL (1) French, German, Dutch, Basque, Polish
Derived from the given name MICHEL, MITXEL or MICHAŁ.
MICHIELS Dutch, Flemish
Means "son of MICHIEL".
MOHREN Dutch, German
Dutch and German form of MOORE (2).
MOOREN Dutch
Dutch variant of MOORE (2).
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".
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".
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.
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.
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".
REINDERS Dutch, Frisian
From the given name REINDERT.
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).
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.
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.
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).
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.
SCHOOL Dutch
From Dutch school, ultimately from Latin schola meaning "school", indicating a person who worked at or lived near a school.
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
Americanized form of TEUNISSEN.
VAN AALSBURG Dutch
Means "from Aalsburg", which is possibly Adelsburg, composed of adal "noble" and burg "fortress".
VAN AARLE Dutch
Variant of AARLE.
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 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 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 AMSTEL Dutch
Means "from Amstel", a Dutch river which 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 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
Meams "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 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 DALEN Dutch
Means "from the valley", from Old Dutch dal meaning "valley".
VAN DEN AKKER Dutch
Means "from the field" in Dutch.
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
Means "from the mountain", derived from Dutch berg meaning "mountain".
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 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 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 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 HOUTEN Dutch
Means "from forests", derived from Dutch hout "forest".
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 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 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 NIFTRIK Dutch
Means "from Niftrik", a town in the province of Gelderland in the Netherlands.
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 OPHOVEN Dutch
Means "from Ophoven", the name of towns in the Netherlands. Their names mean "upper gardens, upper courtyards" in Dutch.
VAN PEY Dutch (Rare)
Means "from Pey", a town in the province of Limburg in the Netherlands.
VAN ROMPAEY Flemish, Dutch
Means "from the wide path", derived from Middle Dutch ruum "wide, spacious" combined with pat "path".
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 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 TONDER Dutch
Means "from Tønder", a town in Denmark near the German border.
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".
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
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".
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.