Dutch Surnames

Dutch names are used in the Netherlands and Flanders. See also about Dutch names.
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AAFJES     Dutch
Means "son of AAFJE".
AAIJ     Dutch
Derived from the given name Aaij, a short form of ADRIAAN and other names.
AAKSTER     Dutch
Derived from Old Dutch ekster "magpie".
AALDENBERG     Dutch
Originally denoted a person who came from an uncertain place called Aaldenberg, meaning "old mountain".
AALDERS     Dutch
Means "son of ALDERT".
AALFS     Dutch
Means "son of Aalf", a short form of ADOLF.
AALMERS     Dutch (Rare)
Means "son of Aalmar", a Dutch form of ADELMAR.
AALTINK     Dutch
Variant of ALTING.
AARDEN     Dutch
From Dutch aarden meaning "clay, stone, earth". It probably denoted a person who worked with those materials.
AARENS     Dutch
Means "son of AREND".
AARLE     Dutch
Denoted a person who hailed from a place of this name in the Netherlands, or from Arlon in Belgium (which is Aarlen in Dutch).
AARSE     Dutch
Means "son of AREND".
AARTS     Dutch
Means "son of AART".
AARTSEN     Dutch
Means "son of AREND".
ABBES     Dutch
Means "son of ABBE".
ABBING     Dutch
Variant of ABBINK.
ABBINGH     Dutch
Variant of ABBINK.
ABBINK     Dutch
From various Dutch places meaning "ABBE's farm".
ABELEN     Dutch
Patronymic surname derived from ABEL or a diminutive of ALBERT.
ABELS     Dutch
Means "son of ABEL".
ABEN     Dutch
Means "son of ABE (2)".
ABRAHAM     Jewish, English, German, French, Spanish, Dutch
Derived from the given name ABRAHAM.
ABRAHAMS     Jewish, English, Dutch
Means "son of ABRAHAM".
ABSPOEL     Dutch
From Abtspoel, 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 "mountain, hill".
ACHTERKAMP     Dutch
From the name of various places in the Netherlands, derived from Low German achter "behind" and kamp "field".
ACHTEROP     Dutch
Variant of OGTROP.
ACHTHOVEN     Dutch
Denoted a person from various towns in the Netherlands called Achthoven, which is derived from Dutch acht "eight" and hoven "gardens".
ADDENS     Dutch
Means "son of ADDE".
ADDICKS     Dutch
Means "son of Addik", a diminutive of ADDE.
ADMIRAAL     Dutch
Means "admiral" in Dutch.
ADOLFS     Dutch
Means "son of ADOLF".
ADRIAANS     Dutch
Means "son of ADRIAAN".
ADRIAANSEN     Dutch
Means "son of ADRIAAN".
ADRICHEM     Dutch
From the name of an estate and castle (demolished in 1812) that was formerly in North Holland, the Netherlands. It means "Adrik's home".
AERSSENS     Dutch
Means "son of AREND".
AGTHOVEN     Dutch
Variant of ACHTHOVEN.
AKKER     Dutch
Dutch form of ACKER.
AKKERMAN     Dutch
Dutch form of ACKERMANN.
AKKERMANS     Dutch
Dutch form of ACKERMANN.
AKKERSDIJK     Dutch
Originally denoted a person from the town of Akkersdijk, near Delft in the Netherlands. It means "field by the dyke" in Dutch.
ALBERDA     Dutch
Derived from the given name ALBERT.
ALBERDINGK     Dutch
Variant of ALBERINK.
ALBERINK     Dutch
Means "ALBERT's farm" in Dutch.
ALBERS     Dutch
Means "son of ALBERT".
ALBERTS     English, Dutch
Means "son of ALBERT".
ALBRING     Dutch
Variant of ALBERINK.
ALBRONDA     Dutch
From the name of various streets in the Netherlands.
ALDENBERG     Dutch
Variant of AALDENBERG.
ALDENKAMP     Dutch
Possibly from an unknown place name meaning "old field" in Dutch.
ALDERLIESTEN     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.
ALDERS     Dutch
Means "son of ALDERT".
ALDERSHOF     Dutch
Means "Aldert's courtyard" from the given name ALDERT combined with Dutch hof "garden, courtyard".
ALFERINK     Dutch
Means "ALFHARD's farm" in Dutch.
ALFONS     Dutch
From the given name ALFONS.
ALING     Dutch
Variant of ALINK.
ALINK     Dutch
Means "ALE (2)'s farm" in Dutch.
ALLES     Dutch
Means "son of ALLE".
ALTENA     Dutch
From the name of a town in the Netherlands, possibly meaning "close, near" in Dutch.
ALTHUIS     Dutch
Dutch cognate of ALTHAUS.
ALTING     Dutch
Means "ALTE (2)'s farm" in Dutch.
ALTINK     Dutch
Variant of ALTING.
AMSING     Dutch
Means "AMSE's farm" in Dutch.
ANANIAS     Dutch
From the Latin given name ANANIAS.
ANDELA     Dutch
From the given name ANDREAS.
ANDRIES     Dutch
Derived from the given name ANDRIES.
ANDRIESSEN     Dutch
Means "son of ANDRIES".
ANDRINGA     Dutch
Means "ANDRIES's farm" in Dutch.
ANGENENT     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".
ANHOLTS     Dutch
Originally denoted a person from Anholt in the Netherlands, which means "hold, rest" in Dutch (a place where people could rest for the night).
ANKER     Dutch, Danish, Norwegian
Metonymic surname for a sailor, meaning "anchor" in Dutch, Danish and Norwegian.
ANNEVELINK     Dutch
From Dutch aan 't veldink meaning "next to the little field".
ANTONIS     Greek, Dutch
Derived from the given name ANTONIS or ANTONIUS.
ANTONISE     Dutch
Derived from the given name ANTONIUS.
APELDOORN     Dutch
From the name of a city in the Netherlands, meaning "apple tree" in Dutch.
APPELDOORN     Dutch
Variant of VAN APELDOORN.
APPELHOF     Dutch
Indicated a person who lived by or at an apple garden, from Dutch appel "apple" and hof "garden, courtyard".
APPELO     Dutch
Indicated a person who was from a farm called Aperloo, probably a derivative of appel meaning "apple".
APPERLO     Dutch
Variant of APPELO.
ARBEID     Dutch
From Dutch arbeid meaning "work".
ARBEIDER     Dutch
From Dutch arbeider meaning "worker".
ARENDONK     Dutch
Denoted a person from Arendonk, a town between in northern Belgium. It is derived from arend "eagle" and donk "hill".
ARENDS     Dutch
Means "son of AREND".
ARENDSEN     Dutch
Variant of ARENDS.
ARENTS     Dutch
Variant of ARENDS.
ARENTZ     Dutch
Variant of ARENDS.
ARIESEN     Dutch
Means "son of ARIS (2)".
ARISSEN     Dutch
Variant of ARIESEN.
ARKES     Dutch
Means "son of ARKE".
ARNTZ     Dutch
Means "son of AREND".
ARNTZEN     Dutch
Means "son of AREND".
ARNTZENIUS     Dutch
Latinate form of ARNTZEN.
ARTS (1)     Dutch
Means "son of AART".
ARTS (2)     Dutch
Dutch cognate of ARZT.
ARTZ     Dutch
Means "son of AART".
ARZT     Dutch
Means "doctor, physician" in German, ultimately from Latin archiater.
ASJES     Dutch
Variant of ASKES.
ASKES     Dutch
Means "son of Aske", a diminutive of ASSE.
ASSELMAN     Dutch
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 "hazel tree".
ASSENBERG     Dutch
From Dutch es meaning "ash tree" (plural essen) and berg meaning "mountain".
ASSENDORP     Dutch
From the name of a place called Assendorp, composed of Dutch essen and dorp, meaning "ash tree village".
ASSIES     Dutch
Means "son of ASSE".
ASSINK     Dutch
From a place name meaning "ASSE's farm".
AUKES     Dutch
Dutch form of AUKEMA.
AVERESCH     Dutch
From a place name, possibly from a dialectal variation of Dutch over meaning "over" combined with esch meaning "ash tree".
AVESKAMP     Dutch
From a place name meaning "the edge of camp" in Dutch.
BAAIMAN     Dutch
Means "son of Baaij", the given name Baaij being a diminutive of names like BAUGULF, BOUDEWIJN or BERNARD.
BAAK     Dutch
From the given name BAAK.
BAANDERS     Dutch
Dutch cognate of BANNER.
BAAR     Dutch
Variant of BAARS.
BAARDWIJK     Dutch
From the name of a town in the Netherlands, possibly from Baard, a variant of BERT, and wijk meaning "neighbourhood, district".
BAARS     Dutch
Indicated a person coming from the town of Beers in the Netherlands.
BAART     Dutch
Means "beard" in Dutch, originally describing a person who wore a beard.
BAAS     Dutch
Means "boss, overseer" in Dutch.
BAKHUIZEN     Dutch
Means "bakery" from Dutch bak "bake" and huis "house", an occupational name for a baker.
BAKKER     Dutch
Dutch cognate of BAKER, from Middle Dutch backer.
BARENDS     Dutch
Means "son of BAREND".
BENSCOTER     Dutch (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of BUNSCHOTEN.
BERG     German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
From a Germanic word meaning "mountain".
BERGER (2)     German, Dutch
Variant of BERG.
BERNARD     French, English, Dutch, Czech
From the given name BERNARD.
BEULEN     Dutch
Means "son of BOELE".
BEULENS     Dutch
Means "son of BOELE".
BEUMER     Dutch
Possibly a Dutch form of BAUMER or BÖHMER.
BEUMERS     Dutch
Possibly a Dutch form of BAUMER or BÖHMER.
BEZUIDENHOUT     Dutch
From Dutch zuid "south" and hout "forest". It refers to the south of the forest in The Hague.
BOELENS     Dutch
Means "son of BOELE".
BOELS     Dutch
Means "son of BOELE".
BOER     Dutch
Dutch form of BAUER.
BOEREFIJN     Dutch
Possibly an adaptation of French beurre fin meaning "good butter".
BOON (3)     Dutch
Dutch cognate of BOHN.
BORST     Dutch
From a nickname derived from Dutch borst "chest".
BOSCH (1)     Dutch, Low German
Derived from Middle Dutch bosch meaning "wood, forest".
BOUWMEESTER     Dutch
Means "architect, builder" in Dutch.
BRAAM     Dutch
Derived from the given name BRAM.
BUL     Dutch
Dutch cognate of BULL.
BULLE     Dutch
From the given name BOELE.
BULLENS     Dutch
Means "son of BOELE".
BUNSCHOTEN     Dutch
Originally indicated a person from the Dutch town of Bunschoten, which might mean "raised, enclosed land".
CEELEN     Dutch
Derived from the given name CEEL.
CLAASEN     Dutch
Means "son of KLAAS".
CLAES     Flemish
From the given name KLAUS.
CLOET     Dutch
Variant of KLOET.
COEMAN     Dutch
Variant of KOOPMAN.
COEMANS     Dutch
Variant of KOOPMAN.
COENEN     Dutch
Derived from the given name COENRAAD.
COLIJN     Dutch
From the given name NICOLAAS.
COOLEN     Dutch
From the given name NICOLAAS.
COUMANS     Dutch
Variant of KOOPMAN.
CRUSAN     Dutch
Anglicized form of CRUYSSEN.
CRUYSSEN     Dutch
From the name of a place in the Netherlands, derived from kruis "cross".
CUIJPER     Dutch
Variant of KUIPER.
CUIJPERS     Dutch
Variant of KUIPER.
CUYPER     Dutch
Variant of KUIPER.
CUYPERS     Dutch
Variant of KUIPER.
DAALMAN     Dutch
Variant of DAALMANS.
DAALMANS     Dutch
Originally indicated a person who lived in a valley, from Dutch dal meaning "dale, valley" and man meaning "man".
DAELMAN     Dutch
Variant of DAALMANS.
DAELMANS     Dutch
Variant of DAALMANS.
DAHLMANS     Dutch
Variant of DAALMANS.
DAM     Dutch, Danish
Means "dike, dam" in Dutch and Danish. In modern Danish it also means "pond".
DE CLOET     Dutch
Variant of KLOET.
DE GROOT     Dutch
From Dutch groot meaning "big, great".
DE HAVEN     Dutch
From Middle Dutch haven meaning "harbour, haven".
DE JONKER     Dutch
Variant of JONKER.
DE KLERK     Dutch
From Dutch klerk meaning "clerk", making this a cognate of CLARK.
DE KLOET     Dutch
Variant of KLOET.
DE LANG     Dutch
Dutch cognate of LONG.
DE LANGE     Dutch
Dutch cognate of LONG.
DE SNAIJER     Dutch
Dutch cognate of SNYDER.
DE VEEN     Dutch
Variant of VAN DER VEEN.
DE VEN     Dutch
Variant of VAN DER VEEN.
DE VRIES     Dutch
Means "the Frisian" in Dutch, referring to a person from Friesland.
DE VROOM     Dutch, Flemish
Variant of VROOM.
DE VROOME     Dutch
Variant of VROOM.
DE WIT     Dutch
Variant of DE WITTE.
DE WITH     Dutch
Variant of DE WITTE.
DE WITT     Dutch
Variant of DE WITTE.
DE WITTE     Dutch
Means "the white" in Dutch, a nickname for a person with white hair.
DIERICKX     Flemish
Means "son of DIRK".
DIRCHS     Dutch (Rare)
Means "son of DIRK".
DIRCKS     Dutch
Means "son of DIRK".
DIRCKSENS     Dutch
Means "son of DIRK".
DIRCKX     Flemish, Dutch
Means "son of DIRK".
DIRIX     Flemish, Dutch
Means "son of DIRK".
DIRKS     Dutch, German
Means "son of DIRK".
DIRKSE     Dutch
Means "son of DIRK".
DIRKSEN     Dutch, German
Means "son of DIRK".
DIRKX     Dutch, Flemish
Means "son of DIRK".
DREES     Dutch
Variant of DRIES.
DREESEN     Dutch
Variant of DRIESSEN.
DREESENS     Dutch
Variant of DRIESSEN.
DREESSEN     Dutch
Variant of DRIESSEN.
DRIES     Dutch
From the given name DRIES.
DRIESSEN     Dutch
Means "son of DRIES".
EERKENS     Dutch
Variant of ERKENS.
EIKENBOOM     Dutch
Means "oak tree", from Dutch eik "oak" and boom "tree".
ELZINGA     Dutch
Probably from a place name which was a derivative of Dutch els meaning "alder tree".
ERCKENS     Dutch
Variant of ERKENS.
ERKENS     Dutch
Derived from the given name Erk, a variant of ERIK.
EVERS     Dutch
Means "son of EVERT".
FLIPSE     Dutch
Variant of FLIPSEN.
FLIPSEN     Dutch
Means "son of FLIP".
FORTUIN     Dutch
Variant of FORTUYN.
FORTUYN     Dutch
From Old Dutch fortuyn meaning "fortune".
FRANK (3)     German, Dutch, Danish, Norwegian
Name for a person from Franconia in Germany, so called because it was settled by the Frankish people.
FRANKE     German, Dutch, Flemish
Variant of FRANK (3).
GEELEN     Dutch
Derived from the given name Geel, which comes from GILLIS or GILBERT.
GEELENS     Dutch
Variant of GEELEN.
GEELS     Dutch
Variant of GEELEN.
GELEN     Dutch
Variant of GEELEN.
GELENS     Dutch
Variant of GEELEN.
GLAS     German, Dutch
German and Dutch cognate of GLASS.
GOOSSENS     Flemish
From the Germanic given name Gozzo, derived from the element god "good" or got "god".
HAAK     Dutch
Occupational name meaning "pedlar" in Dutch.
HAANRAADS     Dutch
Originally indicated a person from Haanrade, a small village in the south of the province of Limburg in the Netherlands.
HAANRAADTS     Dutch
Variant of HAANRAADS.
HAANRAATS     Dutch
Variant of HAANRAADS.
HAAS     Dutch, German
Variant of HASE.
HAENRAETS     Dutch
Variant of HAANRAADS.
HANRAETS     Dutch
Variant of HAANRAADS.
HANSEN (1)     Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Frisian
Means "son of HANS".
HAUMANN     Dutch
Means "wood cutter" and is represented in the family crest. It originated in the Riga province of the Netherlands.
HEEREN     Dutch
Elaboration of heer which means "lord" or "gentleman" in Dutch, or a patronymic from Heer, a short form of names that start with the element heri which means "army", such as HEREWARD and HERMAN.
HEIJMAN     Dutch
Patronymic surname based on the given name HENDRIK.
HEIJMANS     Dutch
Variant of HEIJMAN.
HEIMAN     Dutch
Variant of HEIJMAN.
HEIMANS     Dutch
Variant of HEIJMAN.
HENDRIKS     Dutch
Derived from the given name HENDRIK.
HENDRIKX     Dutch
Variant of HENDRIKS.
HENDRIX     Dutch
Variant of HENDRIKS.
HERBERTS     English, Dutch
Variant of HERBERT.
HERMAN     English, Dutch
From the given name HERMAN.
HEYMAN     Dutch
Variant of HEIJMAN.
HEYMANS     Dutch
Variant of HEIJMAN.
HOEDEMAEKER     Dutch
Variant of HOEDEMAKER.
HOEDEMAEKERS     Dutch
Variant of HOEDEMAKER.
HOEDEMAKER     Dutch
From the old profession of hoedemaker, the person who made hoeden (singular hoed) meaning "hat" in Dutch.
HOEDEMAKERS     Dutch
Variant of HOEDEMAKER.
HOFWEGEN     Dutch
Variant of VAN HOFWEGEN.
HOLST     Danish, Low German, Dutch
Referred originally to a person from the region of Holstein (between Germany and Denmark). A famous bearer of this name was the English composer Gustav Holst (1874-1934).
HOLT     Dutch, Danish, English, Norwegian
Means "a wood" or "grove" in Old English or German.
HOLTMAN     Dutch
Variant of HOUTMAN.
HOUBEN     Dutch
Derived from the given name Hubertus (see HUBERT).
HOUTKOOPER     Dutch
Means "buyer of wood" in Dutch.
HOUTMAN     Dutch
Means "forest man" from Dutch hout "forest", so it is very likely that the first bearer of this surname was a man who lived in the forest.
HUMMEL (1)     German, Danish, Dutch, Norwegian
Derived from the given name HUMBERT.
HUMMEL (2)     German, Danish, Dutch, Norwegian
Nickname for a busy person (from the Germanic word hommel meaning "bee").
JACOBS     English, Dutch
Derived from the given name JACOB.
JACOBSE     Dutch
Variant of JACOBS.
JANS     Dutch, German
Means "son of JAN (1)".
JANSEN     Dutch, Norwegian
Means "son of JAN (1)".
JANSENS     Dutch
Variant of JANSEN.
JANSING     Dutch
Variant of JANSEN.
JANSINGH     Dutch
Variant of JANSEN.
JANSINK     Dutch
Variant of JANSEN.
JANSON     German, Dutch, Swedish, English
Means "son of JAN (1)".
JANSSEN     Dutch
Variant of JANSEN.
JANSSENS     Dutch
Variant of JANSEN.
JANZEN     Dutch
Means "son of JAN (1)".
JONCKERS     Dutch
Patronymic form of JONKER.
JONKER     Dutch
From the Dutch title jonkheer meaning "young lord". It was originally a medieval noble designation (not an actual title) for a young nobleman.
JONKERS     Dutch
Patronymic form of JONKER.
JONKHEER     Dutch
Variant of JONKER.
JOOSSENS     Flemish
Means "son of JOOS" in Flemish.
JOOSTEN     Dutch
Derived from the given name JOOST.
KAPPEL     German, Dutch
Means "a person who lives near or works at a chapel" from Middle High German kappel "chapel".
KIKKERT     Dutch
Dutch surname meaning "frog".
KLAASEN     Dutch
Means "son of KLAAS".
KLEIN     German, Dutch, Jewish
Means "small, little" from German klein or Yiddish kleyn. A famous bearer of this name is clothes designer Calvin Klein (1942-).
KLERK     Dutch
Variant of DE KLERK.
KLERKEN     Dutch
Variant of DE KLERK.
KLERKS     Dutch
Variant of DE KLERK.
KLERKSE     Dutch
Variant of DE KLERK.
KLERKX     Dutch
Variant of DE KLERK.
KLERX     Dutch
Variant of DE KLERK.
KLOET     Dutch
Possibly from Middle Dutch cloet meaning "lump, ball". In some cases this was a nickname for an oafish person. In other cases it may have been a name for someone who lived near a sign which had a globe on it.
KLOETEN     Dutch
Variant of KLOET.
KOEMAN     Dutch
Variant of KOOPMAN.
KOEMANS     Dutch
Variant of KOOPMAN.
KOLEN     Dutch
From the given name NICOLAAS.
KOLIJN     Dutch
From the given name NICOLAAS.
KOLLEN     Dutch
From the given name NICOLAAS.
KONING     Dutch
Dutch cognate of KING.
KOOL     Dutch
Derived from the given name NICOLAAS.
KOOLE     Dutch
Derived from the given name NICOLAAS.
KOOLEN     Dutch
Derived from the given name NICOLAAS.
KOOLS     Dutch
Derived from the given name NICOLAAS.
KOOPMAN     Dutch
Occupational name meaning "merchant" in Dutch.
KOUMANS     Dutch
Variant of KOOPMAN.
KRANTZ     Jewish, German, Dutch
Variant of KRANZ.
KRANZ     Dutch, German
Derived from Middle High German kranz "wreath".
KRUSEN     Dutch
Anglicized form of CRUYSSEN.
KUIJPERS     Dutch
Variant of KUIPER.
KUIPER     Dutch
Means "cooper, barrel maker" in Dutch.
KUIPERS     Dutch
Variant of KUIPER.
LANGBROEK     Dutch
From the name of a small town in the province of Utrecht, Holland. In this context lang means "wide" and broek means "meadow". This surname was given to people living in Langbroek.
LAUWENS     Dutch
Means "son of LAWRENCE". It is rather rare in mainly Flanders, Belgium, and often families were either spelled Lauwens or Lauwers (a bit more common) in the Duchy of Flanders and the Duchy of Brabant (14th century and further). These former regions nowadays are part of Belgium, the Netherlands, and France. In some occasions, the name can be found in the former Burgundy, and thus includes the contemporary Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, and part of Germany.
LAUWERS     Dutch
Variant of LAUWENS.
LEEUWENHOEK     Dutch
Means "lion's corner" in Dutch. The first bearer of this name lived on the corner (Dutch hoek) of the Lion's Gate (Dutch Leeuwenpoort) in the city of Delft.
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