are used in Flanders (the northern half of Belgium where Dutch is spoken). See also about Dutch names
From the Germanic given name Gozzo
, derived from the element god
"good" or got
VAN ROMPAEY Flemish, Dutch
Means "from the wide path", derived from Middle Dutch ruum
"wide, spacious" combined with pat
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.
VROOM Dutch, Flemish
From a nickname derived from Dutch vroom
meaning "pious, devout".