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 a castle that was formerly in the city of Beverwijk in the Netherlands. It possibly 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 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 a place name meaning "the edge of camp" in Dutch.
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.
Means "beard" in Dutch, originally describing a person who wore a beard.
Means "bakery" from Dutch bak
"bake" and huis
"house", an occupational name for a baker.
From Dutch zuid
"south" and hout
"forest". It refers to the south of the forest in The Hague.
Possibly an adaptation of French beurre fin
meaning "good butter".
From a nickname derived from Dutch borst
Originally indicated a person from the Dutch town of Bunschoten, which might mean "raised, enclosed land".
From the name of a place in the Netherlands, derived from kruis
Originally indicated a person from Daal or Dalen, which is a small town in the province of Drente in the Netherlands.
DAHL Dutch, German, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish
From Middle Low German dal
or Old Norse dalr
both meaning "valley". A famous of this surname was author Roald Dahl (1916-1990) who is mostly remembered for children's stories such as 'Matilda' and 'Henry Sugar'.
From a nickname meaning meaning "dove".
DE HAVEN Dutch
From the Middle Dutch word haven
signifying a "harbour". The de
element is a Dutch definite article, so it may literally be translated "the harbour".
DE WITTE Dutch
Means "the white" in Dutch, a nickname for a person with white hair.
Means "turner" in Dutch, an occupational name for one who turned wood to create things like ornate chair legs.
Means "dyke" or "ditch". The name was given to a resident living near a dyke or embankment.
From the Dutch word for "oak tree", eik
meaning "oak" and boom
From a place name, probably Elsing in Drente. In Dutch the noun els
means "alder tree".
Derived from the (male) given name Erk
, which means "ruler of the law".
From the Germanic given name Gozzo
, derived from the element god
"good" or got
Occupational name meaning "pedlar" in Dutch.
Originally indicated a person from Haanrade, a small village in the south of the province of Limburg in the Netherlands.
Means "wood cutter" and is represented in the family crest. It originated in the Riga province of the Netherlands.
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
From the old profession of hoedemaker
, the person who made hoeden
) meaning "hat" in Dutch.
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).
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.
From the Dutch title jonkheer
meaning "young lord". It was originally a medieval noble designation (not an actual title) for a young nobleman.
KAPPEL German, Dutch
Means "a person who lives near or works at a chapel" from Middle High German kappel
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-).
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.