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Type Surname (from location)
Pronounced Pron. /ˈbeːt.ˌhoː.fn̩/(German) /ˈbeɪ̯.toʊ.vən/(English)

Meaning & History

From a place name derived from Dutch beet "beet, beetroot" and hoven "farms". This name was borne by the German composer Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827), whose family was of Flemish origin. The surname is now mostly extinct.