Dutch Submitted Surnames

Dutch names are used in the Netherlands and Flanders. See also about Dutch names.
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MANES Dutch
Variant of MAGNUS, MENNEN or a short form of GERMANUS.
MARK English, German, Dutch
Topographic name for someone who lived on a boundary between two districts, from Middle English merke, Middle High German marc, Middle Dutch marke, merke, all meaning "borderland"... [more]
MARKELL Dutch, German, Slovene (Anglicized)
Dutch and German: from a pet form of the Germanic personal name Markolf, composed of the elements marc, merc ‘boundary’ + wolf ‘wolf’. Americanized form of Slovenian Markelj, a derivative of the personal name Marko, Latin Marcus, + the suffix -elj.
MARSMAN Dutch
Dutch surname meaning "man from the marsh". Created in combination with the Dutch words "mars", (meaning marsh), and "man", (meaning man). Rare.
MASSE English, French, Dutch
English: variant of Mace ... [more]
MAST Dutch
Nickname for a tall, lanky man, from Middle Dutch mast "(ship's) mast".
MAST Dutch
Occupational name for a swineherd, from Middle Dutch mast "swine fodder", or a topographic name for someone from a place rich in animal fodder, for example acorns.
MATHIAS French, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese
French, Dutch: from the personal name Mathias (see Matthew).... [more]
MATIAS Filipino, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Czech (Americanized)
Spanish (Matías), Portuguese, and Dutch: from the personal name (see Matthew).... [more]
MATTHIAS German, Dutch, English, Welsh, Greek
German and Dutch: from the personal name Matthias (see Matthew).... [more]
MEIJSTER Dutch
From the German word meister meaning "master".
MESSIAEN Dutch, French
Derived from Messiaen, the (archaic) Dutch form of the latinate first name Messianus, which itself is ultimately derived from the Roman praenomen Messus. The meaning of Messus is not wholly certain; it may be derived from the Latin verb meto "to reap, to harvest, to cut, to sever", or from the latinized form of Greek mesos or messos "(the) middle, (the) middle one"... [more]
METTE German, Dutch
From a pet form of the female personal name MECHTHILD.
MICHELS German, Dutch
Patronymic from the personal name Michel (see Michael). ... [more]
MICK German, Dutch, Irish
Short form of the given name MIKOLAJ or an occupational name from Middle Low German and Middle Dutch micke "(wheat or rye) bread". The name was reportedly taken from Germany to Ireland in the 18th century.
MIDDAG Dutch
From the Dutch word for "Midday". The earliest/oldest records of the surname are found in the Netherlands (Holland).
MIER Spanish, Dutch, English (American)
As a Spanish name relates to late summer and means "harvest" or "ripened".... [more]
MODDERMAN Dutch
"Mud Man" was given to the people who built the dikes.
MOLENAAR Dutch
Occupational name from molenaar "miller".
MOLNAR Dutch
Variant of MOLENAAR.
MOST Dutch
Topographic name for someone who lived in a place where moss grew.
MUSCH Dutch, German
From a nickname meaning "house sparrow".
NEESON Irish, Dutch, German
Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Naois ‘son of Naois’, usually Anglicized as McNeese. Can also be an altered form of Dutch or German Niesen. Surname made famous by the actor Liam Neeson
NETJES Dutch
Netjes is from the Dutch word for "tidy, neat" or "decent, proper."
NIEDERMEYER German, Dutch
Distinguishing name for a farmer (see Meyer) who had a farm lower (Middle High German nider(e)) than the neighboring one(s).
NIESEN Dutch, German
Dutch: patronymic from the personal name Nijs, a reduced form of Denijs (see Dennis). ... [more]
NIESSEN Dutch
Thought to be found most commonly in Limburg... [more]
NIKKEL German, Dutch
Possibly an altered spelling of Dutch Nikel, from the personal name, a Dutch form of Nicholas.
NISWONGER Dutch
"One who dwells in the clearing"
NOLF German, Dutch
From a short form of the personal name Arnolf, composed of the Germanic elements arn 'eagle' + wulf 'wolf'. Dutch: from a reduced form of Nodolf, derived from the personal name Odolf by transfer of the final -n in a preceding personal name such as Jan, Simoen
OELTJENBRUNS Dutch (Archaic)
Unexplained Dutch surname.
OLIN English, Dutch
English or Dutch name meaning either "from a low lying area" or from the word Hollander meaning "one from the Netherlands" a country well known for a low lying landscape.
OOSTERHUIS Dutch
Oosterhuis is a Dutch surname meaning "eastern house".
OOSTWAL Dutch
From the Dutch words oost meaning "East" and wal meaning "shore" or "bank".
ORANJE Dutch
means "orange" in Dutch, in reference to the Dutch Royal Family
ORLEY Dutch, Flemish, English
A surname of uncertain origin found among the Dutch, Flemish and English. In England the name is primarily found in Yorkshire and Devon. Orley may be an adapted form of a French name D'Orley or a nickname for Orlando... [more]
OSTERHOUT Dutch
From the town of Oosterhout,, meaning "East Wood", as it is located nearby forests in the east of the Netherlands. Primary modern usage is in the United States can be traced back to Jan Jensen van Oosterhoudt, who immigrated to New Amsterdam in the 17th Century, and has been generally been simplified to Osterhout, where the O is pronounced as "AW"... [more]
OSTRANDER Dutch
Translated as "from the east border." The name may have been originally borne by one who lived near the eastern border of a town, province, or country.
OUDENHOVEN Dutch
Derived from Dutch oude "old" and hoeve "farm; farmstead; manor". As a surname it is derived from one of the many places of this name, for example in Menen, Passendale, Steenvoorde, Steenwerk, Broekburg or Godewaardsvelde.
OVERBEEKE Dutch
Means "over/on brook" or "over/on stream" or "over/on creek"... [more]
PANNEBAKKER Dutch
A Dutch name that literally means “producer of tiles.” the earliest trace of the name in the Netherlands is in the year 1568, associated with Herr Jan de Pannebakker and his wife Nancy who were accused of heresy and killed by the Spaniards at Utrecht.... [more]
PAVEK Dutch
Americanized spelling of PÁVEK.
PELT Dutch
Dutch: shortened form of Van Pelt.
PENNEBAKER Dutch (Anglicized)
Coming from the Dutch name Pannebakker. The name is of occupational origin and is traceable to a term literally translated as "producer of tiles." Legend has it that the family imigrated from central Europe in the mid 1300’s to the Netherlands to escape the wars and plague that were common in the area at that time.
PENNING English, Dutch, Low German
From early Middle English penning, Low German penning, and Middle Dutch penninc, all meaning "penny". It was used as a topographic surname or a nickname referring to tax dues of a penny.
PFANNEBECKER Dutch (Germanized)
The Germanic spelling of the Dutch sername Pannebakker
PIEPER German, Dutch
Occupational name for a piper.
PIETERS Dutch
"Pieter's son"
PIN French, Dutch
A topographic name for someone living by a pine tree or in a pine forest, or a habitational name from a place named with the Old French word pin, meaning ‘pine’.
PLUMER German, English, Dutch
North German (Plümer) and English: variant of Plum, the suffix -er denoting habitation or occupation. Altered form of South German Pflümer, an occupational name for a grower or seller of plums, from an agent derivative of Middle High German pflume ‘plum’... [more]
POST Low German, Danish, Dutch
Topographic name for someone who lived near a post or pole (Middle Low German, Middle Dutch post, from Latin postis), presumably one of some significance, e.g. serving as a landmark or boundary, or a habitational name from any of several places in northern Germany called Post, probably from this word.
POSTHUMUS Dutch, Low German
From a personal name which was given to a posthumous child, i.e., one born after the death of his father, derived from Latin postumus "last, last-born" (superlative of posterus "coming after, subsequent") via Late Latin posthumus, which was altered by association with Latin humare "to bury", suggesting death (i.e., thought to consist of post "after" and humus "grave", hence "after death"); the one born after the father's death obviously being the last.
PRIOR English, Scottish, Dutch, German
Derived from Latin prior meaning "superior". It was used as an occupational surname for a prior, which is a head of a religious house, below an abbot.
PUDDEPHATT Dutch
Form of Cooper, meaning barrell maker
PYLE Dutch
Metonymic occupational name for a marksman or an arrowsmith, from pijl meaning "arrow".
QUACKENBUSH Dutch (Anglicized)
Americanized spelling of Dutch Quackenbosch, a topographic name from Dutch quaak ‘swamp’ (cognate with the English word quagmire) + bosch ‘woodland’, ‘wilderness’.
RAAD Dutch
Metonymic occupational name for an adviser, counselor, or member of a town council, from raad ‘advice’, ‘counsel’.
RAAT Dutch
''Somebody who gives good advice'', ''counsel'' Raad = advice.... [more]
REDDING English, German, Dutch
English variant spelling of Reading. In 1841 Redding was the most commonly used surname in all of Buckinghamshire. A famous bearer is Otis Redding.... [more]
REDIG Dutch, Upper German
Dutch and North German variant of Redding.
REESE Low German, Dutch, German
Nickname for a very big man, from Middle Low German, Middle Dutch rese ‘giant’.... [more]
REISZ Dutch
Patronymic from a pet form of one of the Germanic compound names formed with ragin "counsel" as the first element.
REMIS Greek, Dutch, German, Asturian
Greek from a medieval Greek personal name, Remis, a vernacular form of the personal name Remigius (see French Remy). ... [more]
RENS Dutch
From a reduced form of the personal name Laurens.
ROEL English, Spanish, Dutch, German
From the name Roeland, meaning "famous country".
ROELFS Dutch
Means "son of Roelf".
ROELOFS Dutch
Variant of Roelfs, meaning "son of Roelof".
ROLLOOS Dutch
Possibly derived from the given name Rollo.
ROMINE English, Dutch
From Rome
ROMMEL Upper German, Dutch
Nickname for an obstreperous person, from Middle Low German, Middle Dutch rummeln, rumpeln to make a noise, create a disturbance (of imitative origin). Variant of Rummel.
ROOP Dutch
Dutch: from a short form of the Germanic personal name Robrecht.
ROOS Estonian, Swedish, Danish, Dutch, German (Swiss), Low German
Means "rose" in Estonian and Dutch. Swedish and Danish variant of Ros, also meaning "rose". This could be a locational name for someone living near roses, an occupational name for someone who grew roses, or a nickname for someone with reddish skin.
ROOT English, Dutch
English: nickname for a cheerful person, from Middle English rote ‘glad’ (Old English rot). ... [more]
RUITER Dutch
Derived from the Dutch noun ruiter meaning "rider, horseman".
RUMMEL German, Dutch
North German and Dutch: variant of Rommel.... [more]
RUTGERS Dutch
Patronymic from the Germanic personal name Rutger (see Roger).
SAMIS Dutch, German
From a pet form of the personal name Samuel.
SAX Dutch
Dutch variant of Sas.
SCHADE German, Dutch, Scottish, English
German and Dutch: from schade ‘damage’, a derivative of schaden ‘to do damage’, generally a nickname for a thug or clumsy person, or, more particularly, a robber knight, who raided others’ lands.... [more]
SCHAUMBURG German, Dutch, Belgian
Habitational name from any of the places called Schaumburg or Schauenburg in Germany, or Schauwberg in Brabant, Belgium.
SCHENKEL German, Dutch, Jewish
German, Dutch, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for someone with long or otherwise notable legs, from Middle High German schenkel, Middle Dutch schenkel, schinkel ‘thigh’, ‘lower leg’, German Schenkel ‘thigh’.
SCHILD German, Dutch
Occupational name for a maker or painter of shields, from Middle High German, Middle Dutch schilt "shield".
SCHINK Upper German, Dutch
Nickname for someone with long or otherwise remarkable legs, from Middle High German schinke ‘thigh’, ‘leg’. Compare Schenkel. ... [more]
SCHOEN German, Jewish, Dutch
German (Schön) nickname for a handsome or pleasant man, from Middle High German schoene ‘fine’, ‘beautiful’; ‘refined’, ‘friendly’, ‘nice’. ... [more]
SCHOENMAKER Dutch
Dutch word for "shoemaker."
SCHOLTEN Dutch (Surinamese)
Schout "sherif"(he who punishes), Son of Scholte (also from Schout)
SCHOTTLANDER German, Jewish, Dutch
From German Schottland, 'Scotland' and, in some cases, denoted an immigrant from Scotland or Ireland. Numerous Irish fled to continental Europe after the Anglo-Norman invasion in the 13th century.... [more]
SCHOUTEN Dutch
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (Redirected from Schouten (disambiguation))... [more]
SCHUTTE Dutch, Low German
Dutch and North German (Schütte) occupational name for an archer, from Middle Low German schutten ‘to shoot’. Compare German Schuetz.
SCROGGINS Dutch
From Holland
SEGER Swedish, English, Dutch
Means "victory" in Swedish. It is also a variant of the English surname SEAGER or derived from the Germanic given name SIGIHERI "victory army".
SEIVERT Dutch
Derived from the given name SIVERT.
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). It was named after Swedish medical physicist Rolf Sievert (1896 – 1966).
SIKKEMA Dutch
Most prevalent in the Netherlands.
SIKKENS Dutch (Modern)
Son of Sikke (or Sikko)
SIM Scottish, Dutch
Scottish and Dutch: from the personal name Sim, a short form of Simon.
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.
SNYDER Dutch, English, German, Yiddish, Jewish
Means "tailor" in Dutch, an occupational name for a person who stitched coats and clothing.... [more]
SOUTHARD English, Dutch
Possibly derived from the English surname SOUTHWORTH.
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.
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]
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, North 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]
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, German, Dutch, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian (Rare)
Nickname for a man of blustery temperament, from Middle English, Middle Low German, storm, Old Norse stormr meaning "storm".
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. Also, possibly an altered spelling of English Striker, or even an Americanized spelling of German Streicher... [more]
STUYVESANT Dutch
Dutch surname of unknown meaning. ... [more]
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".
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.
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.
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"
TROY English, German, Jewish, French, Dutch
As an English surname, it is a habitational name from Troyes in Aude, France. There was also an Anglo-Norman family of this name in Ireland.... [more]
TUNNARD Dutch (Modern)
Often found used in Lincolnshire UK as a surname in farming families.
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.
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 DE MARK Dutch
Topographic name for someone who lived by a border or boundary, from Middle Dutch marke, merke meaning "boundary", "borderland".
VAN DEN BERG Dutch, Afrikaans, Flemish
Meaning "from the mountain".
VAN DEN BOSCH Dutch
from the bush or woods
VAN DER Dutch
van "from"... [more]
VANDERBILT Dutch, German
Topographic name for someone living by a low hill, from Middle Low German bulte "mound", "low hill".
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.
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.
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 DIJK Dutch
Van Dijk is a Dutch toponymic surname meaning "from (the) dike". With 56,441 people, it was the fifth most common name in the Netherlands in 2007 Abroad, people with this surname usually abandoned the ij digraph, resulting in names like Van Dyke and Van Dyk.
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 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 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 LOOK Dutch
Topographic name from look ‘enclosure’ or habitational name from a place named with this word.
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.
VAN STAALDUINEN Dutch
Meaning "Of the Steal Dunes " in Dutch
VAN'T DODEPERSOON Dutch
Means "of dead person"
VAN TRISTAAN Dutch
From Julian Van Tristaan(1995-) professional footballer for Tottenham Hontspurs and Holland.
VAN WORMER Dutch
Meaning someone from the city or area of Wormer, Holland
VAN ZANDT Dutch, Belgian
Habitational name for someone from any of the places called Zandt, in Gelderland, Friesland, South Holland, and Zeeland; or Zande in Belgium.
VELTEN Dutch, German
Dutch and German from a vernacular form of the personal name Valentin (see Valentine).
VENEMA Dutch
Linked to 'veen' or bog. Of the bog.
VERBEEK Dutch
Contracted form of Van Der Beek.
VERWEY Dutch, Afrikaans, South African
Contracted form of van der Weij meaning "from the meadow".
VILLERIUS Dutch
Villerius is a name of Dutch origin similar to the French DeVilliers
VISSER Dutch
Means "fisherman" in Dutch.
VOOGD Dutch
Name for a bailiff, farm manager, or other personal with supervisory authority, Middle High German voget, Late Latin vocatus, from Latin advocatus, past participle of advocare ‘to call up (to help)’... [more]
VOORHEES Dutch
Habitational name from a place in Drenthe called Voorhees.
VOS Dutch
From the word vos meaning "fox", it may have been a nickname for someone with fox-like characteristics.
VOSBERG Dutch, German
Topographic name for someone who lived by a hill frequented by foxes, from Middle Low German vos "fox" and berg "hill", "mountain".
VREELAND Dutch
Habitational name for a person from a place bearing the same name in the province of Utrecht, which is itself derived from the Middle Dutch word vrede, meaning "legal protection against armed violence".
VREESWIJK Dutch
Possibly a habitational name from a former village and municipality in the province Utrecht, Netherlands. A notable bearer was Dutch-Swedish singer-songwriter and poet Cornelis Vreeswijk (1937-1987).
VRIEZE Dutch
Ethnic name for a Frisian.
WACHTER German, Dutch
Occupational name for a watchman, from Middle High German wachtære, wehtære, Middle Dutch wacht(e)re. (cf. WAITE).
WARNS Dutch, German
Dutch habitational name from places so named in Friesland and Overijssel. The one in Friesland was the site of a famous victory of Frisians over the Hollanders in the 14th century. ... [more]
WEG Dutch
Proper non: Way/road/path
WESTBROEK Dutch
Dutch form of Westbrook.
WESTHOUSE Dutch
West of the House, originating from the name VeistHuis
WESTON Dutch
Diminutive of Westenberg
WIN Dutch, English, Burmese, Thai
Southeast Asian: unexplained. ... [more]
WINKEL German, Jewish, Dutch, Belgian
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): topographic name for someone who lived on a corner of land in the country or a street corner in a town or city, from Middle High German winkel, German Winkel ‘corner’... [more]
WINNE Dutch, English
Dutch: occupational name for an agricultural worker, Middle Low German winne ‘peasant’. ... [more]
WITTE Dutch
Nickname for someone with white or blonde hair or an unusually pale complexion, from Middle Dutch witte "white".
WOLTRING Dutch
Derived from the German or Germanic name "Woltering".... [more]
WONDERGEM Dutch
gem cutter or gem setter-jewler
WRIEDT German, Dutch
Nickname from Middle Low German wrēt, wrede meaning "fierce", "evil", "angry".
WYCKOFF Dutch
name for someone living at the main farm in a district, from Dutch wijk ‘district’ + hof ‘farmstead’, ‘manor farm’.
YOST American, Dutch, Afrikaans
Americanized spelling of Dutch surname Joost or German surname Jost
ZEE Dutch
Reduced form of Dutch van der Zee.
ZELLER German, Dutch, English, Jewish
Originally denoted someone from Celle, Germany or someone living near a hermit's cell from German zelle "cell". It is also occupational for someone employed at a zelle, for example a small workshop.
ZYLSTRA Dutch, Frisian, English
Derived from Dutch zijl "canal" or "sluice". Originally indicated someone who lives near a canal or sluice.