Dutch Surnames

Dutch names are used in the Netherlands and Flanders. See also about Dutch names.
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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.
MAS (2)     Dutch, Low German
Variant of MAAS.
MEEUWE     Dutch
Variant of MEEUWSEN.
MEEUWES     Dutch
Variant of MEEUWSEN.
MEEUWESSEN     Dutch
Variant of MEEUWSEN.
MEEUWESZEN     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).
MEISNER     German, Dutch
Variant of MEISSNER.
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.
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, and is probably related to the occupation of carpenter. It could also refer to a smith who specifically made nails.
NELISSEN     Dutch
Means "son of CORNELIUS".
NIFTERICK     Dutch
Variant of VAN NIFTRIK.
NIFTERIK     Dutch
Variant of VAN NIFTRIK.
NIFTRIK     Dutch
Variant of VAN NIFTRIK.
OFFERMANS     Dutch
From the Dutch occupation offerman, the man who collects ofer "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
Means "son of the uncle".
OORSCHOT     Dutch
Variant of VAN OORSCHOT.
OTTEN     Dutch
Derived from the Dutch given name Ot, which is a nickname of Hadrianus (see ADRIAN) or ODO.
PANDER     Dutch
Variant of PENDER (2).
PANDERS     Dutch
Variant of PENDER (2).
PAUL     English, French, German, Dutch
From the given name PAUL.
PAULIS     Dutch, German
From Latin name Paulus (see PAUL).
PAULISSEN     Dutch
Variant of PAULIS.
PEERENBOOM     Dutch
From Dutch and means "pear tree", referring to someone who kept a pear orchard.
PEETERS     Dutch, Flemish
Dutch variant of PETERS.
PENDER (2)     Dutch
From Old Dutch penre, paenre, paender meaning "brewer".
PENDERS     Dutch
Variant of PENDER (2).
PENNDERS     Dutch
Variant of PENDER (2).
PENNER     Dutch
Variant of PENDER (2).
PENNERS     Dutch
Variant of PENDER (2).
PETER     English, German, Dutch
Derived from the given name PETER.
PEUSEN     Dutch
Derived from the given name Pascalis (see PASCAL).
PHILIPS     English, Dutch
Means "son of PHILIP". Famous bearers of this surname are Frederick Philips and his son Gerard, 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. It could also refer to the Jewish ornamental name PRINZ.
RADEMAKER     Dutch, German
From the old occupation of rademaker which referred to a person who made raden "wheels" (singular rad).
RADEMAKERS     Dutch
Variant of RADEMAKER.
RAMAAKER     Dutch
Variant of RADEMAKERS.
RAMAKER     Dutch
Variant of RADEMAKER.
RAMAKERS     Dutch
Variant of RADEMAKER.
RAMECKER     Dutch
Variant of RADEMAKER.
RAMECKERS     Dutch
Variant of RADEMAKER.
RASKE     Danish, Dutch, German, Norwegian
Variant of RASK, used in Germany and the Netherlands.
REIJNDER     Dutch, Frisian
Variant of REINDER.
REIJNDERS     Dutch, Frisian
Variant of REINDER.
REINDER     Dutch, Frisian
Derived from the Frisian given name Reinder, which is a form of the Dutch given name Reinier. Reinier is the Dutch variant of RAYNER.
REINDERS     Dutch, Frisian
Variant of REINDER.
REYNDER     Dutch, Frisian
Variant of REINDER.
REYNDERS     Dutch, Frisian
Variant of REINDER.
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).
RIJNDER     Dutch, Frisian
Variant of REINDER.
RIJNDERS     Dutch, Frisian
Variant of RIJNDER.
ROBERT     English, French, Dutch
From the given name ROBERT.
ROGGEVEEN     Dutch
Means "rye field" in Dutch. A famous bearer was Jacob Roggeveen, the explorer who discovered Easter Island.
ROIJACKER     Dutch
Variant of ROOIAKKER.
ROIJACKERS     Dutch
Variant of ROOIAKKER.
ROIJAKKER     Dutch
Variant of ROOIAKKER.
ROIJAKKERS     Dutch
Variant of ROOIAKKER.
ROMEIJN     Dutch
Variant of ROMIJN.
ROMEIJNDERS     Dutch
Variant of ROMIJN.
ROMEIJNSEN     Dutch
Variant of ROMIJN.
ROMIJN     Dutch
Derived from the Dutch given name Romein, which comes from Romanus (see ROMAN).
ROMIJNDERS     Dutch
Variant of ROMIJN.
ROMIJNSEN     Dutch
Variant of ROMIJN.
ROMPA     Dutch
Variant of VAN ROMPA. Of all the known surnames that are derived from VAN ROMPAEY, Rompa is the commonest in the Netherlands; there are only a handful of known bearers in Flanders (Belgium).
ROOIAKKER     Dutch
Literally means "red field", from Dutch rood "red" and akker "field". The surname comes from the word rooiakker, which was a name for a field that had a reddish colour or for a field that was barren.
ROOIAKKERS     Dutch
Variant of ROOIAKKER.
ROOIJAKKER     Dutch
Variant of ROOIAKKER.
ROOIJAKKERS     Dutch
Variant of ROOIAKKER.
ROOSA     Dutch
From the Dutch word 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
Means "those who farmed rye", from Dutch kamp meaning "place".
SAMSON     English, French, Jewish, Dutch
Derived from the given name SAMSON.
SANNA (2)     Dutch
Means "son of SUSANNA".
SCHENCK     German, Dutch, Jewish
From Middle High German, Middle Dutch schenke meaning "wine server" (from Old High German scenken "to pour out"). As a German name it also denoted a tavernkeeper.
SCHERMER     Dutch, Low German
Occupational name for a fencer or swordsman, akin to Old High German skirmen "to defend".
SCHNEIDERS     Dutch
Variant of SNYDER.
SCHNEIJDER     Dutch
Variant of SNYDER.
SCHOONENBURG     Dutch
Perhaps German in origin, meaning "beautiful mountain".
SCHOONRAAD     Dutch
Means "refined counsel" from Low German schoon "refined, beautiful" and raad "counsel, advice".
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
From the Dutch occupation of schrijnwerker, which means "cabinet maker".
SCHUYLER     Dutch
Dutch form of SCHULER.
SCHWARZENBERG     Dutch
Means "black, dark mountain".
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 given name Severinus (see SEVERINO).
SEVERINS     Dutch
Variant of SEVERIJNS.
SEVRIENS     Dutch
Variant of SEVERIJNS.
SIMON     Czech, Dutch, English, French, German, Hungarian, Jewish
Derived from the given name SIMON (1).
SIMONIS     Dutch, Lithuanian
Means "son of SIMON (1)".
SLOOTMAEKERS     Dutch, Flemish
Means "maker of locks" in Dutch, an occupational name for a locksmith.
SMEETS     Dutch
Variant of SMIT.
SMETS     Dutch
Variant of SMIT.
SMIT     Dutch
From Middle Dutch smit "metal worker, 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.
SNELL     Dutch
From Dutch snel meaning "agile, swift, nimble".
SNIJDER     Dutch
Dutch cognate of SNYDER.
SNIJDERS     Dutch
Dutch cognate of SNYDER.
SPECHT     German, Dutch
Means "woodpecker" in German and Dutch.
SPIJKER (1)     Dutch
Means "dweller by or worker at the granary" from Dutch spijker.
SPIJKER (2)     Dutch
Means "nailsmith" from Dutch spijker.
SPIKER     Dutch
Americanized form of SPIJKER (1) or SPIJKER (2).
TER AVEST     Dutch
Means "at the forest edge" or "at the shelter".
TEUNISSEN     Dutch
Means "son of TEUNIS".
THEUNISSEN     Dutch
Means "son of THEUNIS".
THOLBERG     Dutch
Possibly means "Thol's hill" from the given name Thol, a diminutive of THEODORIC.
TILLENS     Dutch, Flemish, German
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 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 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", a town in 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 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 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
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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
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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