Dutch Submitted Surnames

Dutch names are used in the Netherlands and Flanders. See also about Dutch names.
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PRIOR     English, Scottish, Dutch, German
Derived from Latin prior meaning "superior". It was used as an occupational surname for a prior, which is a head of a religious house, below an abbot.
PUDDEPHATT     Dutch
Form of Cooper, meaning barrell maker
QUACKENBUSH     Dutch (Anglicized)
Americanized spelling of Dutch Quackenbosch, a topographic name from Dutch quaak ‘swamp’ (cognate with the English word quagmire) + bosch ‘woodland’, ‘wilderness’.
RAAD     Dutch
Metonymic occupational name for an adviser, counselor, or member of a town council, from raad ‘advice’, ‘counsel’.
RAAT     Dutch
''Somebody who gives good advice'', ''counsel'' Raad = advice.... [more]
REDDING     English, German, Dutch
English variant spelling of Reading. In 1841 Redding was the most commonly used surname in all of Buckinghamshire. A famous bearer is Otis Redding.... [more]
REDIG     Dutch, Upper German
Dutch and North German variant of Redding.
REESE     Low German, Dutch, German
Nickname for a very big man, from Middle Low German, Middle Dutch rese ‘giant’.... [more]
REISZ     Dutch
Patronymic from a pet form of one of the Germanic compound names formed with ragin "counsel" as the first element.
REMIS     Greek, Dutch, German, Asturian
Greek from a medieval Greek personal name, Remis, a vernacular form of the personal name Remigius (see French Remy). ... [more]
RENS     Dutch
From a reduced form of the personal name Laurens.
ROEL     English, Spanish, Dutch, German
From the name Roeland, meaning "famous country".
ROELFS     Dutch
Means "son of Roelf".
ROELOFS     Dutch
Variant of Roelfs, meaning "son of Roelof".
ROHLFS     German, Dutch (Rare)
Variant of Rolfs.
ROMINE     English, Dutch
From Rome
ROMMEL     Upper German, Dutch
Nickname for an obstreperous person, from Middle Low German, Middle Dutch rummeln, rumpeln to make a noise, create a disturbance (of imitative origin). Variant of Rummel.
ROOP     Dutch
Dutch: from a short form of the Germanic personal name Robrecht.
ROOT     English, Dutch
English: nickname for a cheerful person, from Middle English rote ‘glad’ (Old English rot). ... [more]
RUMMEL     German, Dutch
North German and Dutch: variant of Rommel.... [more]
SALM     Dutch
SAMIS     Dutch, German
From a pet form of the personal name Samuel.
SAX     Dutch
Dutch variant of Sas.
SCHAAD     German, Dutch
Variant of Schade.
SCHADE     German, Dutch, Scottish, English
German and Dutch: from schade ‘damage’, a derivative of schaden ‘to do damage’, generally a nickname for a thug or clumsy person, or, more particularly, a robber knight, who raided others’ lands.... [more]
SCHAUMBURG     German, Dutch, Belgian
Habitational name from any of the places called Schaumburg or Schauenburg in Germany, or Schauwberg in Brabant, Belgium.
SCHENK     German, Dutch, Jewish
German and Dutch: from Middle High German, Middle Dutch schenke, ‘cupbearer’, ‘wine server’ (from Old High German scenko, from scenken ‘to pour out or serve’), hence an occupational name for a cupbearer or server of wine... [more]
SCHENKEL     German, Dutch, Jewish
German, Dutch, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for someone with long or otherwise notable legs, from Middle High German schenkel, Middle Dutch schenkel, schinkel ‘thigh’, ‘lower leg’, German Schenkel ‘thigh’.
SCHILD     German, Dutch
Occupational name for a maker or painter of shields, from Middle High German, Middle Dutch schilt "shield".
SCHINK     Upper German, Dutch
Nickname for someone with long or otherwise remarkable legs, from Middle High German schinke ‘thigh’, ‘leg’. Compare Schenkel. ... [more]
SCHOEN     German, Jewish, Dutch
German (Schön) nickname for a handsome or pleasant man, from Middle High German schoene ‘fine’, ‘beautiful’; ‘refined’, ‘friendly’, ‘nice’. ... [more]
SCHOLTEN     Dutch (Surinamese)
Schout "sherif"(he who punishes), Son of Scholte (also from Schout)
SCHOTTLANDER     German, Jewish, Dutch
From German Schottland, 'Scotland' and, in some cases, denoted an immigrant from Scotland or Ireland. Numerous Irish fled to continental Europe after the Anglo-Norman invasion in the 13th century.... [more]
SCHOUTEN     Dutch
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (Redirected from Schouten (disambiguation))... [more]
SCHUTTE     Dutch, Low German
Dutch and North German (Schütte) occupational name for an archer, from Middle Low German schutten ‘to shoot’. Compare German Schuetz.
SCROGGINS     Dutch
From Holland
SEGER     Swedish, English, Dutch
Means "victory" in Swedish. It is also a variant of the English surname SEAGER or derived from the Germanic given name SIGIHERI "victory army".
SEIVERT     Dutch
Derived from the given name SIVERT.
SHADE     English, German, Dutch, Scottish
Topographic name for someone who lived near a boundary, from Old English scead ‘boundary’.nickname for a very thin man, from Middle English schade ‘shadow’, ‘wraith’.... [more]
SHONKWILER     German (?), Dutch (?)
German or Dutch?
SIEVERT     Low German, Dutch, Swedish
Derived from the given name SIVERT. A Sievert (Sv) is a unit measuring the effect of ionizing radiation on the human body (called equivalent absorbed radiation dose). It was named after Swedish medical physicist Rolf Sievert (1896 – 1966).
SIKKENS     Dutch (Modern)
Son of Sikke (or Sikko)
SIM     Scottish, Dutch, Korean, Indonesian
Scottish and Dutch: from the personal name Sim, a short form of Simon.... [more]
SIVERTSEN     Dutch, Danish, Norwegian
Patronymic of Sivert.... [more]
SJOERDSMA     Frisian, Dutch
Derived from the Frisian given name Sjoerd combined with the Frisian surname suffix -(s)ma, which is most likely derived from Old Frisian monna meaning "men".... [more]
SLACK     English, Dutch, Scottish
English and Dutch: nickname for an idle person, from Middle Dutch slac, Middle English slack, ‘lazy’, ‘careless’. ... [more]
SLUITER     Dutch
Occupation name for a porter, or gatekeeper. Also an occupational name for someone who made and poured alcohol. "The one who pours the alcohol." - Middle Dutch Sluter. Compare to English Porter.
SNYDER     Dutch, English, German, Yiddish, Jewish
Means "tailor" in Dutch, an occupational name for a person who stitched coats and clothing.... [more]
SOUTHARD     English, Dutch
Possibly derived from the English surname SOUTHWORTH.
SPIEK     Dutch
SPRINGER     German, English, Dutch, Jewish
Nickname for a lively person or for a traveling entertainer. It can also refer to a descendant of Ludwig der Springer (AKA Louis the Springer), a medieval Franconian count who, according to legend, escaped from a second or third-story prison cell by jumping into a river after being arrested for trying to seize County Saxony in Germany.
STAAL     Dutch (Modern)
From Middle High German stal meaning "steel". May have been a occupational name, for a steelworker or blacksmith.
STAR     German, Dutch, Jewish, English
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname from German Star, Middle High German star, ‘starling’, probably denoting a talkative or perhaps a voracious person.... [more]
STERKEN     Dutch, English
Means "strong". Derived either from the Old English term sterċan, meaning "to make rigid", or from the Old Saxon sterkian and Old High German sterken, both meaning "to strengthen."
STEVEN     Scottish, English, Dutch, North German
From the personal name Steven, a vernacular form of Latin Stephanus, Greek Stephanos "crown". This was a popular name throughout Christendom in the Middle Ages, having been borne by the first Christian martyr, stoned to death at Jerusalem three years after the death of Christ... [more]
STIFT     Dutch
STOCKARD     Scottish Gaelic, Dutch
Scottish: occupational name for a trumpeter, Gaelic stocaire, an agent derivative of stoc ‘Gaelic trumpet’. The name is borne by a sept of the McFarlanes.... [more]
STOKER     Dutch (Modern)
A Stoker is (or was) someone who stokes (tends to) fires, coals, or furnaces.
STORM     English, German, Dutch, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian (Rare)
Nickname for a man of blustery temperament, from Middle English, Middle Low German, storm, Old Norse stormr meaning "storm".
STUYVESANT     Dutch
Dutch surname of unknown meaning. ... [more]
TABAK     Dutch
Occupational name for a butcher or hog breeder, from Middle Dutch tucbake, from tucken meaning "to pull, push, or strike" + bake meaning "hog".
TAZELAAR     Dutch
Dutch (Zeeland) variant of ’t Hazelaar, topographic name for someone living by hazel bushes.
TELLINGHUISEN     Dutch
Unexplained; possibly a habitational name from a lost or unidentified place.
TENEYCK     Dutch
Topographic name for someone who lived by a prominent oak tree, Middle Dutch eyk. This has been a prominent family name in Albany, NY, area since the 1630s.
TIMM     German, Dutch, English
English: probably from an otherwise unrecorded Old English personal name, cognate with the attested Continental Germanic form Timmo. This is of uncertain origin, perhaps a short form of Dietmar... [more]
TROY     Irish, English, German, Jewish, French, Dutch
As an Irish surname, it is a reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Troighthigh, meaning ‘descendant of Troightheach’.... [more]
TRUIN     Dutch
TUNNARD     Dutch (Modern)
Often found used in Lincolnshire UK as a surname in farming families.
VAN BEETHOVEN     Flemish
Means "from the beet fields". A famous bearer of this name was German Clasical composer Ludwig Van Beethoven (1770-1827).
VAN BLANKENBERG     Dutch, Belgian
Habitational name from any of various places so called, in particular in Hennef and Gelderland, or from Blankenberge in West Flanders, Belgium.
VAN BUUREN     Dutch
Variant of Van Buren.
VAN DAM     Dutch
Van - meaning "from the" or "of the"... [more]
VAN DE MARK     Dutch
Topographic name for someone who lived by a border or boundary, from Middle Dutch marke, merke meaning "boundary", "borderland".
VAN DEN BERG     Dutch, Afrikaans, Flemish
Meaning "from the mountain".
VAN DEN BOSCH     Dutch
from the bush or woods
VAN DER     Dutch
van "from"... [more]
VANDERBILT     Dutch, German
Topographic name for someone living by a low hill, from Middle Low German bulte "mound", "low hill".
VAN DER KOLK     Dutch
'van der' means "of the" ... [more]
VAN DER KOOI     Dutch
name for someone from either of two places, De Kooi in South Holland or De Kooy in North Holland.
VAN DER LEIJ     Dutch
This surname means "of the slate." The original bearer of this name may have come from a place where slate was produced.
VANDERMAST     Dutch
Topographic name for someone from a place rich in animal fodder, for example acorns.
VAN DER MERWE     Dutch, South African
While the name is currently very common in South Africa, it originates in Holland, literally meaning "From the Merwe". The first van der Merwes hail from the Merwede river. The name went to South Africa with the Dutch settlers in 1652.
VANDERPAN     Dutch
Means "of the bannner" meaning most likely indicates ancestry of high-ranking occupation.
VANDERPOOL     Dutch
Means, from the pool. It was a topographic name for someone who lived by a pool or pond, derived from the Dutch word POL. The name is also spelt POHL, POL, POLL, POLS, Van den POLL and POLMAN.
VAN DER STEEN     Dutch, Belgian
Habitational name for someone from any of various minor places called Steen or Ten Stene (from steen meaning "stone"), for example in the Belgian provinces of East Flanders and Brabant.
VAN DER VELDE     Dutch
Meaning "of the field" from Dutch van -"Of"- der - "The"- and veld - "field".
VAN DIJK     Dutch
Van Dijk is a Dutch toponymic surname meaning "from (the) dike". With 56,441 people, it was the fifth most common name in the Netherlands in 2007 Abroad, people with this surname usually abandoned the ij digraph, resulting in names like Van Dyke and Van Dyk.
VAN HAITSMA     Dutch
Habitational name for someone from Haitsma, a place in Friesland.
VAN KLEEF     Dutch
Van meaning 'of' Kleef is a variant spelling of Kleve: a town in the Lower Rhine region of northwestern Germany near the Dutch border and the River Rhine.
VAN KRIEKEN     Dutch (Rare)
Means "cherry" in Dutch.
VAN LOOK     Dutch
Topographic name from look ‘enclosure’ or habitational name from a place named with this word.
VAN SLINGERLAND     Dutch
Habitational name from a place so called in Overijssel.
VAN STAALDUINEN     Dutch
Meaning "Of the Steal Dunes " in Dutch
VAN'T DODEPERSOON     Dutch
Means "of dead person"
VAN TRISTAAN     Dutch
From Julian Van Tristaan(1995-) professional footballer for Tottenham Hontspurs and Holland.
VAN WORMER     Dutch
Meaning someone from the city or area of Wormer, Holland
VAN ZANDT     Dutch, Belgian
Habitational name for someone from any of the places called Zandt, in Gelderland, Friesland, South Holland, and Zeeland; or Zande in Belgium.
VELTEN     Dutch, German
Dutch and German from a vernacular form of the personal name Valentin (see Valentine).
VENEMA     Dutch
Linked to 'veen' or bog. Of the bog.
VERWEY     Dutch, Afrikaans, South African
Contracted form of van der Weij meaning "from the meadow".
VILLERIUS     Dutch
Villerius is a name of Dutch origin similar to the French DeVilliers
VISSER     Dutch
Means "fisherman" in Dutch.
VISSERS     Flemish, Dutch, German
Variation of Fischer.
VOOGD     Dutch
Name for a bailiff, farm manager, or other personal with supervisory authority, Middle High German voget, Late Latin vocatus, from Latin advocatus, past participle of advocare ‘to call up (to help)’... [more]
VOORHEES     Dutch
Habitational name from a place in Drenthe called Voorhees.
VOORHIES     Dutch
Variant of VOORHEES.
VOS     Dutch
From the word vos meaning "fox", it may have been a nickname for someone with fox-like characteristics.
VOSBERG     Dutch, German
Topographic name for someone who lived by a hill frequented by foxes, from Middle Low German vos "fox" and berg "hill", "mountain".
VOSBURG     Dutch, German
Variant of VOSBERG.
VRIEZE     Dutch
Ethnic name for a Frisian.
WACHTER     German, Dutch
Occupational name for a watchman, from Middle High German wachtære, wehtære, Middle Dutch wacht(e)re. (cf. WAITE).
WARNS     Dutch, German
Dutch habitational name from places so named in Friesland and Overijssel. The one in Friesland was the site of a famous victory of Frisians over the Hollanders in the 14th century. ... [more]
WEG     Dutch
Proper non: Way/road/path
WESTBROEK     Dutch
Dutch form of Westbrook.
WESTHOUSE     Dutch
West of the House, originating from the name VeistHuis
WESTON     Dutch
Diminutive of Westenberg
WILDE     Irish, English, German, Dutch, Jewish
Variant of Wild.
WIN     Dutch, English, Burmese, Thai
Southeast Asian: unexplained. ... [more]
WINKEL     German, Jewish, Dutch, Belgian
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): topographic name for someone who lived on a corner of land in the country or a street corner in a town or city, from Middle High German winkel, German Winkel ‘corner’... [more]
WINNE     Dutch, English
Dutch: occupational name for an agricultural worker, Middle Low German winne ‘peasant’. ... [more]
WITTE     Dutch
Nickname for someone with white or blonde hair or an unusually pale complexion, from Middle Dutch witte "white".
WOLF     English, German, Danish, Norwegian, Jewish, Scottish, Irish, Swedish, Dutch, Welsh, Flemish
From the Old English & German wulf and other Germanic cognates, all meaning 'wolf, wild dog'. (Swedish, Norwegian & Danish ulv, Scots wouf, Yiddish volf & Dutch wolf)... [more]
WONDERGEM     Dutch
gem cutter or gem setter-jewler
WRIEDT     German, Dutch
Nickname from Middle Low German wrēt, wrede meaning "fierce", "evil", "angry".
WYCKOFF     Dutch
name for someone living at the main farm in a district, from Dutch wijk ‘district’ + hof ‘farmstead’, ‘manor farm’.
YOST     American, Dutch, Afrikaans
Americanized spelling of Dutch surname Joost or German surname Jost
ZELLER     German, Dutch, English, Jewish
Originally denoted someone from Celle, Germany or someone living near a hermit's cell from German zelle "cell". It is also occupational for someone employed at a zelle, for example a small workshop.
ZYLSTRA     Dutch, Frisian, English
Derived from Dutch zijl "canal" or "sluice". Originally indicated someone who lives near a canal or sluice.
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