Belgian Submitted Surnames

Belgian names are used in the country of Belgium in western Europe.
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Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Serre French
Means 'greenhouse' in French.
Serres French
Altered form of "Serre"
Servais French
From the given name Servais.
Seul French
From Fr. "only, alone"
Sévigny French
A kind of bush.
Shade English, German, Dutch, Scottish
Topographic name for someone who lived near a boundary, from Old English scead ‘boundary’.nickname for a very thin man, from Middle English schade ‘shadow’, ‘wraith’.... [more]
Sievert Low German, Dutch, Swedish
Derived from the given name Sievert. A Sievert (Sv) is a unit measuring the effect of ionizing radiation on the human body (called equivalent absorbed radiation dose)... [more]
Sikkema Dutch
Most prevalent in the Netherlands.
Sikkens Dutch (Modern)
Son of Sikke (or Sikko)
Silhouette French (Rare)
Famous bearers include Étienne de Silhouette (1709–67), French author and politician. He was a French Ancien Régime Controller-General of Finances under Louis XV.
Sim Scottish, Dutch
Scottish and Dutch: from the personal name Sim, a short form of Simon.
Simonin French
From the given name Simon. Possibly brought by the Russian migrants who came to France.
Simonnet French
From the given name Simon 1.
Simplice French
From the given name Simplice
Sivelle French
A rare surname.
Sivertsen Dutch, Danish, Norwegian
Patronymic of Sivert.... [more]
Sjoerdsma Frisian, Dutch
Derived from the Frisian given name Sjoerd combined with the Frisian surname suffix -(s)ma, which is most likely derived from Old Frisian monna meaning "men".... [more]
Slack English, Dutch, Scottish
English and Dutch: nickname for an idle person, from Middle Dutch slac, Middle English slack, ‘lazy’, ‘careless’. ... [more]
Sluiter Dutch
Occupation name for a porter, or gatekeeper. Also an occupational name for someone who made and poured alcohol. "The one who pours the alcohol." - Middle Dutch Sluter. Compare to English Porter.
Smet Flemish
One who is a blacksmith
Smidt Dutch
A Dutch corruption of the German Schmidt which means smith.
Smolders Belgian (Modern)
A Flemish occupational name equivalent to "Miller", meaning a person who operated a wind or water mill for grinding grain.
Snyder Dutch, English, German, Yiddish, Jewish
Means "tailor" in Dutch, an occupational name for a person who stitched coats and clothing.... [more]
Soldat Russian, Ukrainian, French, German
Means "soldier" in various languages.
Soule English, French, Medieval English
English: of uncertain origin; perhaps derived from the vocabulary word soul as a term of affection.... [more]
Soulier French
Metonymic occupational name for a shoemaker, from Old French soulier ‘shoe’, ‘sandal’.... [more]
Souris French
Means "mouse" in French.
Southard English, Dutch
Possibly derived from the English surname Southworth.
Sovereign French
Translation of the French surname Souverain which is derived from Old French souverain meaning "high place".
Soyer French
French surname (Alexis Benoist Soyer is a famous bearer).
Spoors English, Dutch
Metonymic occupational name for a maker of spurs, a lorimer, from Middle Dutch spore, Middle English spore, spure ‘spur’.
Springer German, English, Dutch, Jewish
Nickname for a lively person or for a traveling entertainer. It can also refer to a descendant of Ludwig der Springer (AKA Louis the Springer), a medieval Franconian count who, according to legend, escaped from a second or third-story prison cell by jumping into a river after being arrested for trying to seize County Saxony in Germany.
Staal Dutch (Modern)
From Middle High German stal meaning "steel". May have been a occupational name, for a steelworker or blacksmith.
Staley Belgian
From Old French estalee "fish trap", hence possibly a metonymic occupational name for a fisherman, or topographic name for someone who lived near where fish traps were set.
Star German, Dutch, Jewish, English
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname from German Star, Middle High German star, ‘starling’, probably denoting a talkative or perhaps a voracious person.... [more]
St Clair French, English
From the place name St Clair
Steenbok Afrikaans, Dutch
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Steinbock.
Sterken Dutch, English
Means "strong". Derived either from the Old English term sterċan, meaning "to make rigid", or from the Old Saxon sterkian and Old High German sterken, both meaning "to strengthen."
Steven Scottish, English, Dutch, Low German
From the personal name Steven, a vernacular form of Latin Stephanus, Greek Stephanos "crown". This was a popular name throughout Christendom in the Middle Ages, having been borne by the first Christian martyr, stoned to death at Jerusalem three years after the death of Christ... [more]
St Georges French
“Saint George.”
St Louis French, English
In honor of Saint Louis.
Stlouis French
Habitational name from any of several places named with a religious dedication to a St. Louis.
Stockard Scottish Gaelic, Dutch
Scottish: occupational name for a trumpeter, Gaelic stocaire, an agent derivative of stoc ‘Gaelic trumpet’. The name is borne by a sept of the McFarlanes.... [more]
Stoker Dutch (Modern)
A Stoker is (or was) someone who stokes (tends to) fires, coals, or furnaces.
Storm English, Low German, Dutch, Scandinavian
Nickname for a man of blustery temperament, from Middle English, Middle Low German, storm, Old Norse stormr "storm".
Stricker German, Low German, Dutch
Occupational name for a rope maker or knitter (of hose, for example), from an agent derivative of Middle High German, Middle Low German stricken ‘to tie’.
Strijbis Dutch
It means noble and kind hearted. Someone with the last name Strijbis is usually someone who frequently does good deeds.
Strycker Dutch
From Dutch de Strycker, an occupational name for someone responsible for measuring out cloth or grain. See also Stryker.
Stryker Dutch
From Dutch Strijker, an occupational name for someone whose job was to fill level measures of grain by passing a flat stick over the brim of the measure, thus removing any heaped excess... [more]
Stuyvesant Dutch
Dutch surname of unknown meaning. ... [more]
St-vil Haitian Creole, French (Caribbean), French
From the place named St Vil.
Sylvain French
From the given name Sylvain
Sylvestre French
From the given name Sylvestre.
Sys Belgian (Modern)
No actual idea as to origin except it is Belgian from Flanders region.
Tabak Dutch
Occupational name for a butcher or hog breeder, from Middle Dutch tucbake, from tucken meaning "to pull, push, or strike" + bake meaning "hog".
Tailleur French
French for "tailor."
Talbert English, French
From a continental Germanic personal name composed of the elements tal "valley" and berth "bright".
Tallon English, Irish, Norman, French
English and Irish (of Norman origin), and French from a Germanic personal name derived from tal ‘destroy’, either as a short form of a compound name with this first element (compare Talbot) or as an independent byname... [more]
Tanguay French, English
From a personal name, a contraction of Tanneguy, from Breton tan meaning 'fire', and ki meaning 'dog', which was the name of a 6-th century Christian saint associated with Paul Aurelian.
Tapon French
From the old French word tapon, meaning "cork". Hence this surname was first given to corks makers.
Tati Popular Culture, French, Russian
A well known diminutive of both Tatiana and Tatischeff.
Tatischeff French, Russian, English
Best known as the actual full surname of Jacques Tati.
Tazelaar Dutch
Dutch (Zeeland) variant of ’t Hazelaar, topographic name for someone living by hazel bushes.
Tebow Dutch, Belgian, French
From the Old French personal name Teobaud, Tibaut (see Theobald).
Tellinghuisen Dutch
Unexplained; possibly a habitational name from a lost or unidentified place.
Temple English, French
Occupational name or habitational name for someone who was employed at or lived near one of the houses ("temples") maintained by the Knights Templar, a crusading order so named because they claimed to occupy in Jerusalem the site of the old temple (Middle English, Old French temple, Latin templum)... [more]
Templin French
Possibly from a French diminutive of Temple.
Ten Boom Dutch
Means "at the tree" in Dutch. A notable bearer of this surname was Corrie ten Boom (1892-1983), a German woman who helped Jewish people take refuge into her home during the Second World War.
Teneyck Dutch
Topographic name for someone who lived by a prominent oak tree, Middle Dutch eyk. This has been a prominent family name in Albany, NY, area since the 1630s.
Terrien French
Topographic name from an adjectival derivative of terre "land", denoting someone who lived and worked on the land, i.e. a peasant. It is Americanized frequently as Landers, and occasionally as Farmer.
Tetrault French
French, Franko-American
Tetreault French
Ultimately derived from French tistre "to weave".
Teunis Dutch
From the given name Teunis.
Theriault French (Rare)
Possibly from the Greek "therion" which means a beast of a nondescript nature.
Theunis Dutch
From the given name Theunis.
Thibert French
From the given name Thibert, the French form of Theudebert.
Thienpondt Belgian
Possible translation is “ten pounds” in Flemish possibly Dutch. ... [more]
Thorbecke Dutch
Combined from old Norse god 'Thor' and old Norse 'Beck' means 'stream'. This is a dutch surname from old Norse.
Timm German, Dutch, English
English: probably from an otherwise unrecorded Old English personal name, cognate with the attested Continental Germanic form Timmo. This is of uncertain origin, perhaps a short form of Dietmar... [more]
Timmerman Dutch
"carpenter"
Timothée French
From the given name Timothée.
Tisserand French
French for "weaver."
Tisseur French
Occupational surname meaning "weaver".
Tonnelier French
French for "cooper."
Tonnoir French, French (Belgian)
Means "thunder". Originally, a nickname given to loud men. Very rare.
Toulouse French, French (African)
Derived from the name of the city of Toulouse.
Tourville French
The name Tourville is a very old, and in one case, very famous name. One of the Marshall's of France was named Anne Hilarion de Cotentin de Tourville. This reads: Anne Hilarion of/from Cotentin, Comte (Count) of Tourville... [more]
Toussaint French
Derived from the given name Toussaint, which in turn is derived from Toussaint, the French name for the Christian feast day All Saints' Day (celebrated on November 1st every year)... [more]
Towers French
1. Variant of Tower, with later -s. ... [more]
Traylor French
Assumed to mean "by the trail". May have originally been "Trouillart". Variations may include: Trail Traill Treil Trelly Teign Pentrail
Triomphe French
From French meaning "triumph". A nickname for a person who's successful.
Tromme Belgian, German (Swiss)
From low German meaning "drum".
Troy German, Jewish, French, Dutch
As a German and Jewish surname, it is and Anglicized form of Treu or a similar surname.... [more]
Truax French (Americanized)
An Americanized spelling of the French surname Trieux.
Trudet French
Variant of Trudel.
Trumbo French, German
French (Alsatian) form of German Trumbauer.
Tuberville French
Tuberville May be related to the surname Turbeville which is a derivation of the original de’ Turberville which derives from old French Thouberville, ville meaning town, place or residence (from Latin villa).
Tunnard Dutch (Modern)
Often found used in Lincolnshire UK as a surname in farming families.
Turbefield French, Norman
The name is a village in Normandy. Is documented in Gloucester Abbey in 1044.
Turcat French, French (Quebec)
Means "Turkman"
Turcotte French, Welsh
Means "tower" in French and Welsh.
Ulysse French
From the given name Ulysse.
Urban English, French, German, Czech, Slovak, Polish, Ukrainian, Belarusian, Hungarian, Jewish
From a medieval personal name (Latin Urbanus meaning "city dweller", a derivative of urbs meaning "town", "city").
Vachon French
French definition, cattle herder. Vashon English variant. Vaca Spanish.
Vaillant French
From a medieval nickname for a brave person (from Old French vaillant "brave, sturdy").
Val Spanish, French
It means valley. It comes from Britain and then moved to Aragón (Spain).
Valade French
Variant of Vallée.
Valentin French, Italian, Romanian, German, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Czech, Russian, Bulgarian, Slovene, Croatian, Macedonian, Jewish
From the given name Valentin. It was sometimes adopted as a personal name by Jews.
Valère French
From the given name Valère.
Vallera French
French: habitational name from Vallery in Yonne, once a Romano-Gallic estate, recorded in 1218 as Valerianus. The surname is also found in the British Isles and may be of Norman origin, from the same place.
Valmont English, French
Means "Hill of the vale"
Van Ark Dutch
Habitational name from a place called Ark in Gelderland.
Van Beek Dutch
Like Verbeek and Van de(r) Beek, the family name Van Beek can indicate a place of residence on a certain stream, the name for a narrow and shallow (clear and sometimes erratic) water stream, or in a village or hamlet that leads to a stream... [more]
Van Beethoven Flemish
Means "from the beet fields". A famous bearer of this name was German Clasical composer Ludwig Van Beethoven (1770-1827).
Van Blankenberg Dutch, Belgian
Habitational name from any of various places so called, in particular in Hennef and Gelderland, or from Blankenberge in West Flanders, Belgium.
Van Boxtel Dutch
The family name Van Boxtel indicates origin from the North Brabant place Boxtel, written around 1110 Buchestelle, and later in the Middle Ages, among others, Bucstelle and Boextel.... [more]
Van Burgen Dutch
Comes from the Middle Dutch word "burch," or "burg," meaning a fortified town. The prefixes "Van" and "den" mean "from" and "the" respectively. Thus this surname means "from the hill". As such, it may have been topographic name for someone who lived by a citadel or walled city; or, it may have been a habitational name
Van Buskirk Dutch
The name is made up of two Dutch words: "bos," meaning "woods," and "kerk," meaning "church." The characteristic Dutch prefix "van" literally means "from," and thus the surname indicates "one from the church in the woods."
Vancouver Dutch
Dutch name meaning "someone from Coevorden", a city in the Netherlands.
Van Dam Dutch
Van - meaning "from the" or "of the"... [more]
Van Damme Dutch, Belgian
Means "from Damme", the name of towns in Belgium and Germany. A famous bearer is Belgian actor and former martial artist Jean-Claude Van Damme (1960-).
Van De Leest Dutch
Possibly an allusion to the shoemaker's profession, whether or not through a house name 'De Leest', which may have been the name of a shoemaker's building. A last is a (wooden) shape over which shoes are formed.
Van De Mark Dutch
Topographic name for someone who lived by a border or boundary, from Middle Dutch marke, merke meaning "boundary", "borderland".
Van Den Bosch Dutch
from the bush or woods
Van Den Broek Dutch
The family name Van den Broek is derived from a toponym with the component Broek, for example a farm name that owes its name to its location near a Broek, a name for a swampy terrain.
Van Den Geer Dutch
Topographical name from geer 'headland'.
Vandeputte Flemish
From the pit/From the well.
Van Der Dutch
van "from"... [more]
Van Der Bilt Dutch (Rare)
Topographic name for someone living by a low hill, from Middle Low German bulte "mound", "low hill"
Vanderbilt Dutch, German
Topographic name for someone living by a low hill, from Middle Low German bulte "mound", "low hill".
Van Der Graaf Dutch
Dutch toponymic surname. Although graaf is a Dutch noble title similar to "count", here it refers to an old term for a canal with the same origin in the verb graven ("to dig") as gracht and grave.
Van Der Heijden Dutch
The family name Van der Heijden indicates that the original name bearers inhabited a settlement or a farm located near an area or a heathland that was known as 'de Heide'.
Van Der Klok Dutch
Toponymic surname, meaning "from/of the kolk".
Van Der Kolk Dutch
'van der' means "of the" ... [more]
Van Der Kooi Dutch
name for someone from either of two places, De Kooi in South Holland or De Kooy in North Holland.
Van Der Leij Dutch
Derived from Dutch lei meaning "slate" (effectively meaning "from the slate"), indicating that the original bearer of this name may have come from a place where slate was produced.
Van Der Linde Dutch, American
The surname "van der LINDE" comes from the DUTCH language, Of The LINT.
Van Der Loop Dutch
Topographical name for someone who lived by a waterway, Middle Dutch lo(e)pe, in particular a waterway called De Loop in North Brabant.
Vandermast Dutch
Topographic name for someone from a place rich in animal fodder, for example acorns.
Van Der Meer Dutch
Meaning "From the lake"
Van Der Merwe Dutch, South African
While the name is currently very common in South Africa, it originates in Holland, literally meaning "From the Merwe". The first van der Merwes hail from the Merwede river. The name went to South Africa with the Dutch settlers in 1652.
van der Most Dutch
Topographic name for someone who lived in a place where moss grew.
Vanderpan Dutch
Means "of the bannner" meaning most likely indicates ancestry of high-ranking occupation.
Vanderpool Dutch
Means, from the pool. It was a topographic name for someone who lived by a pool or pond, derived from the Dutch word POL. The name is also spelt POHL, POL, POLL, POLS, Van den POLL and POLMAN.
Van Der Steen Dutch, Belgian
Habitational name for someone from any of various minor places called Steen or Ten Stene (from steen meaning "stone"), for example in the Belgian provinces of East Flanders and Brabant.
Van Der Velde Dutch
Meaning "of the field" from Dutch van -"Of"- der - "The"- and veld - "field".
Van Der Waal Dutch
Toponymic surname of Dutch origin. The original bearer of the name may have lived or worked at or near a "wal": a river embankment, quay, or rampage.
Van Der Zanden Dutch
Literally means 'From the sand', most likely given to someone who lived near sand grounds. It originated in the southeastern part of the Netherlands.
Van Deusen Dutch
Habitational name for someone from the German town of Deusen, north of Dortmund, in North Rhine-Westphalia near the Dutch border.
Van de Velde Dutch
A toponymic name meaning "from the field" in Dutch.
Van Deventer Dutch
Van Devender Devender Hallow Van Deventer is a surname that translates to "From Devender"
Vanduren Dutch
Dutch: variant of Van Doren .
Vandyke Dutch
Topographic name for someone living near a dyke or levee. Dykes are common structures for keeping lands dry in the low lying Netherlands. ... [more]
Van Dyne Dutch
Habitational name for someone from Duinen in Gelderland.
van Essen Dutch
Means "from Essen".
Van Etter Dutch
A habitational name for someone from Etten in North Brabant
Van Gameren Dutch
Meaning "from Gameren".
Vangarde French
"(A soldier) in the leading edge of an army formation"
Van Gelder Dutch
Dutch toponymic surname meaning "from/of Guelders", a county and later duchy in the Low Countries.
Van Haitsma Dutch
Habitational name for someone from Haitsma, a place in Friesland.
Van Heusen Dutch
Heusen is derived from the town Husum in Holland. The town was on the Zuyder Zee, Holstein, Holland.
Van Heutsz Dutch
A bearer of this name is J.B. van Heutsz, also known as the Pacificator of Aceh, former governor general of the Dutch East Indies.
Van Honsté Flemish
Meaning "From Honsté". "Honsté", possibly a Village in Belgium.
Van Kleef Dutch
Van meaning 'of' Kleef is a variant spelling of Kleve: a town in the Lower Rhine region of northwestern Germany near the Dutch border and the River Rhine.
Van Krieken Dutch (Rare)
Means "cherry" in Dutch.
Van Leeuwen Dutch
Derived from Leeuwen, a former municipality consisting two villages named Beneden-Leeuwen and Boven-Leeuwen (now in the municipality of West Maas en Waal), in the Dutch province of Gelderland... [more]
Van Look Dutch
Topographic name from look ‘enclosure’ or habitational name from a place named with this word.
van Maarschalkerweerd Dutch
Habitational name denoting someone from Maarschalkerweerd, a place near Utrecht in the Netherlands.
Van Maurik Dutch
Means "from Maurik" in Dutch, which is a town in the east of the Netherlands.
Van Oss Dutch
Van Oss is a Dutch toponymic surname meaning "from Oss", a town in North Brabant. Variant spellings are Van Osch and Van Os.
Van Persie Dutch
Means someone from "Persie".
Van Praag Dutch
Means "from Prague" name given to someone from Prague.
Van Reenan Dutch
Toponymic surname meaning "from/of Rhenen", a city in the province of Utrecht.
Van Rensselaer Dutch
From Soleur, one of the areas or regions of Switzerland.
Vansant Dutch
Derivative of Van Zant.
Van Slingerland Dutch
Habitational name from a place so called in Overijssel.
Van Smoot Dutch
Americanized spelling of Dutch Smout, a metonymic occupational name for someone who sold fat or lard, Dutch smout, or a nickname for someone who had a taste for, and could afford, rich foods.