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Type Surname (from location)
Usage Dutch
Pronounced Pron. beesh-HUU-vəl  [key]
Other Forms FormsVan Den Biesheuvel, Bietsheuvel, Biescheuvel, Bieshuvel, Biesjeuvel

Meaning & History

From Biesheuvel, the name of a small village in the north of the province of Noord-Brabant in the Netherlands. It is derived from Dutch bies meaning "bulrush, club rush" (a grasslike plant that grows in wetlands and damp locations) and heuvel meaning "hill". A notable bearer of this name was the Dutch politician Barend Biesheuvel (1920-2001), who was Prime Minister of the Netherlands.
Added 10/26/2023 by General9696