are used in Flanders (the northern half of Belgium where Dutch is spoken). See also about Dutch names
VAN ROMPAEYFlemish, Dutch
Means "from the wide path", derived from Middle Dutch ruum
"wide, spacious" combined with pat
Variant of VAN ROMPAEY
. A well-known bearer of this surname is the Flemish politician Herman Van Rompuy (1947-), a Prime Minister of Belgium.