Flemish Submitted Surnames

Flemish names are used in Flanders (the northern half of Belgium where Dutch is spoken). See also about Dutch names.
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Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
ALNEMY     Flemish
Only know relation claims birth in East Flanders. Arabic speakers believe it may be of Syrian or Saudi Arabian origin.
BOWDLER     Flemish, English
Originally de Boelare it evolved to Bowdler or Bowdle after Baldwin de Boelare came to England in 1105 & was given a lordship over Montgomery, Wales.
BRIGGS     English, Flemish
This surname is a variant of the more common name Bridges, which, contrary to appearances, has two possible origins, one the perhaps obvious English topographical or occupational one, and the other locational, from Belgium... [more]
CRAUWELS     Flemish, Dutch, German
Derrives from the Middle Dutch (medieval Dutch) word "crauwel" and Middle High German word "kröuwel" which means "flesh hook", "curved fork" or "trident". The word is no longer used. The first person with this name was most likely a farmer, butcher or a person that runned an inn or a hostel that was named after this tool.
DORN     German, German (Austrian), Dutch, Flemish, English
Means "thorn" in German.
FLEMISTER     Flemish
Name of a man from Flanders, the same as the surname Fleming.
KANSSEN     Dutch, Flemish
Son of Kant
KLEYNEN     Flemish
Comes from the town in Belgium. Originally Van Klijnen
MALFEYT     Dutch, Flemish
Generally a Dutch form (or "dutchization", if you will) of Malfait, with the spelling reflecting the surname's origin from older times (as -eyt is an exclusively archaic spelling that has not survived into modern times like its counterparts -eit and -ijt did)... [more]
ORLEY     Dutch, Flemish, English
A surname of uncertain origin found among the Dutch, Flemish and English. In England the name is primarily found in Yorkshire and Devon. Orley may be an adapted form of a French name D'Orley or a nickname for Orlando... [more]
VAN BEETHOVEN     Flemish
Means "from the beet fields". A famous bearer of this name was German Clasical composer Ludwig Van Beethoven (1770-1827).
VAN DEN BERG     Dutch, Afrikaans, Flemish
Meaning "from the mountain".
VISSERS     Flemish, Dutch, German
Variation of Fischer.
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]
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