Derived from the given name Aaij
, a short form of Adriaan
and other names.
Originally denoted a person who came from an uncertain place called Aaldenberg
, meaning "old mountain".
From Dutch aarden
meaning "clay, stone, earth"
. It probably denoted a person who worked with those materials.
Denoted a person who hailed from a place of this name in the Netherlands, or from Arlon in Belgium (which is Aarlen
, the name of an estate near Oegstgeest in South Holland, meaning "abbot's pool"
Achterberg Dutch, German
From the name of various places in the Netherlands and Germany, for example the village of achterberg
in Utrecht. The place names are derived from Low German achter
"behind" and berg
From the name of various places in the Netherlands, derived from Low German achter
"behind" and kamp
Denoted a person from various towns in the Netherlands called Achthoven, which is derived from Dutch acht
"eight" and hoven
From the name of an estate and castle (demolished in 1812) that was formerly in North Holland, the Netherlands. It means "Adrik's home".
Originally denoted a person from the town of Akkersdijk, near Delft in the Netherlands. It means "field by the dyke" in Dutch.
From the name of various streets in the Netherlands.
Possibly from an unknown place name meaning "old field" in Dutch.
From Dutch allerliefste
meaning "most dearest"
. This name could have referred to the nature of the person or perhaps a phrase the person commonly used.
From the name of a town in the Netherlands, possibly meaning "close, near" in Dutch.
Referred to person who lived at the end of the road or the village, derived from Dutch an gen ent
meaning "at the end"
Originally denoted a person from Anholt in the Netherlands, which means "hold, rest" in Dutch (a place where people could rest for the night).
From Dutch aan 't veldink
meaning "next to the little field"
From the name of a city in the Netherlands, meaning "apple tree" in Dutch.
Indicated a person who lived by or at an apple garden, from Dutch appel
"apple" and hof
Indicated a person who was from a farm called Aperloo, probably a derivative of appel
Denoted a person from Arendonk, a town between in northern Belgium. It is derived from arend
"eagle" and donk
Means "doctor, physician"
in German, ultimately from Latin archiater
Denoted a person from Assel, Asselt or Hasselt, the name of communities in the Netherlands and Belgium. They derive from Germanic asc
"ash tree" and lauha
"woods on sandy soil", or hasal
From the name of a place called Assendorp, composed of Dutch essen
, meaning "ash tree village".
From a place name, possibly from a dialectal variation of Dutch over
meaning "over" combined with esch
meaning "ash tree".
From the name of a town in the Netherlands, possibly from Baard
, a variant of Bert
, and wijk
meaning "neighbourhood, district".
Indicated a person coming from the town of Beers in the Netherlands.
in Dutch, originally describing a person who wore a beard.
from Dutch bak
"bake" and huis
"house", an occupational name for a baker.
From French place names derived from beau
"beautiful" and chêne
From various French place names derived from beau
"beautiful" and fort
"strong place, fortress".
From various French place names derived from beau
"beautiful" and lieu
Berger 1 French
Occupational name meaning "shepherd"
, from Old French bergier
From Dutch zuid
"south" and hout
"forest". It refers to the south of the forest in The Hague.
in French. The name referred to a person who was pale, or whose hair was blond.
Possibly an adaptation of French beurre fin
meaning "good butter"
Nickname for a wine drinker, from Old French boi
"to drink" and vin
Derived from Old French bon fils
meaning "good son"
From Old French bonne heure
meaning "good time"
From Frankish bord
meaning "board, plank"
. This name belonged to a person who lived in a house made of planks.
From a nickname derived from Dutch borst "chest"
Referred to a person who cleared land, from Old French briser
"to cut" and bois
From a diminutive of French brun
Originally indicated a person from the Dutch town of Bunschoten, which might mean "raised, enclosed land".
From Old French burel
, diminutive of bure
, a type of woolen cloth. It may have originated as a nickname for a person who dressed in the material or as an occupational name for someone who worked with it.
Chaplin English, French
Occupational name for a chaplin, or perhaps for the servant of one, from Middle English, Old French chapelain
. A famous bearer was the British comic actor Charlie Chaplin (1889-1977).
From a diminutive of the Old French word chape
meaning "cloak, hood"
. The name referred to a person who made, sold or often wore cloaks.
Derived from a diminutive form of French charbon "charcoal"
, a nickname for a person with black hair or a dark complexion.
in Old French, used to denote a carter or a cartwright.
From Old French castan "chestnut tree"
), a name for someone who lived near a particular chestnut tree, or possibly a nickname for someone with chestnut-coloured hair.
From a nickname derived from French chevalier
, from Late Latin caballarius
"horseman", Latin caballus
From a diminutive of chèvre
, indicating a person who cultivated goats.
Derived from French clou
, referring to someone who made or sold nails.
Indicated a person from Franche-Comté, a province in eastern France, which translates to "free county".
From the name of a place in the Netherlands, derived from kruis
Originally indicated a person who lived in a valley, from Dutch dal
meaning "dale, valley" and man
Dam Dutch, Danish
Means "dike, dam"
in Dutch and Danish. In modern Danish it also means "pond".
Originally denoted one who came from Aramits, the name of a town in the French Pyrenees that is possibly derived from Basque haran
De Jong Dutch
in Dutch, from Middle Dutch jonc
. This is the most common surname in the Netherlands.
Means "of the cross"
in French. It denoted one who lived near a cross symbol or near a crossroads.
Means "from the rose bushes"
, from French rosier
"rose bush". It probably referred to a person who lived close to, or cared for a rose garden.
De Vries Dutch
Means "the Frisian"
in Dutch, referring to a person from Friesland.
De Witte Dutch
Means "the white"
in Dutch, a nickname for a person with white hair.
Means "right, straight"
in French, a nickname for an upright person.
Means "from the forest"
, from French bois
Means "from the fort"
, from French fort
Occupational name for a baker, from French four "oven"