Dutch Submitted Surnames

Dutch names are used in the Netherlands and Flanders. See also about Dutch names.
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Van Dam Dutch
Van - meaning "from the" or "of the"... [more]
Van De Kerkhof Dutch
Means "from the churchyard", derived from Middle Dutch kerke meaning "church" and hof meaning "court, garden, yard". Famous bearers of this surname include twin brothers René and Willy Van De Kerkhof (1951-), both retired Dutch soccer players.
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 Bogaard Dutch
Means "from the orchard", derived from Dutch boomgaard meaning "orchard".
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 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.
Vanderplaats Dutch
A surname given to someone living near a plaats (open space), or someone from De Plaats in North Brabant.
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 Walle Dutch, Flemish
Means "from the rampart" or "from the defensive wall" in Dutch.
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 Eck Dutch
Means "from Eck", a town in the province of Gelderland in the Netherlands.
Van Edwards Dutch, English
Not known, Possibly A Dutch variant of Edwards.
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".
Van Gelder Dutch
Dutch toponymic surname meaning "from/of Guelders", a county and later duchy in the Low Countries.
Vangorp Dutch, Flemish
Gorp is a neighbourhood in Hilvarenbeek (Netherlands)
Van Haitsma Dutch
Habitational name for someone from Haitsma, a place in Friesland.
Van Halen Dutch
Habitational name for a person from the villages Hoog en Laaghalen in the Dutch province of Drenthe or Halen near Hasselt in Belgian Limburg. Famous bearers include Dutch-born American musicians Eddie Van Halen (1955-2020) and his brother Alex Van Halen (1953-) of the rock band Van Halen... [more]
Van Hertrooij Dutch
Means "from Hertrooij", most likely a place name in the Netherlands. It could possibly derive from Middle Dutch hert meaning "deer" and rood meaning "red".
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 Holt Dutch
From the actor: Brian Van Holt
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 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 Nistelrooij Dutch
Means "from Nistelrode", a small village in the province of Noord-Brabant in the Netherlands. It is derived from Middle Dutch nest meaning "nest, burrow, resting place" and lo meaning "light forest", combined with rode meaning "land cleared of trees"... [more]
Van Nistelrooy Dutch
Variant of Van Nistelrooij, notably borne by the former Dutch soccer player Ruud van Nistelrooy (1976-).
Van Ommeren Dutch
Means "from Ommeren", a small village in the province of Gelderland in 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.
Van Rijn Dutch
Means "from the Rhine", the second-longest river in central and western Europe (after the Danube). This was the surname of the Dutch Baroque painter Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn (1606-1669), usually known simply as Rembrandt.
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 Steen Flemish (Dutchified, Modern)
Van Steen is a Dutch toponymic surname meaning "from the stone".
Van 't Boveneind Dutch
Means "from Boveneind", the name of various places in the Netherlands, itself meaning "from the top end" in Dutch. It is derived from boven meaning "upper, upstream" and eind meaning "edge, end".
Van't Dodepersoon Dutch
Means "of dead person"
Van Tienhoven Dutch
Means "from Tienhoven", the name of several villages in the Netherlands. Their names are derived from Middle Dutch tien meaning "ten" and a plural form of huue meaning "piece of land of a certain size"... [more]
Van Tristaan Dutch
From Julian Van Tristaan(1995-) professional footballer for Tottenham Hontspurs and Holland.
Van 't Schip Dutch
Means "from the ship", derived from Middle Dutch schip literally meaning "ship". It is borne by the Dutch-Canadian former soccer player John van 't Schip (1963-).
Van Vucht Dutch
From Duch meaning "of fire".
Van Wert Dutch (Americanized, Modern)
From Dutch and Belgian: habitational name for someone from places in Belgium and the Netherlands called Weert, (De) Weerd, Weerde, or Waarde.
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.
Van Zo Post Dutch
Dutch form of Post.
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.
Verbruggen Dutch
Verbruggen... [more]
Verhulst Dutch, Flemish
Best known as the surname of a certain Gert.
Verkuilen Dutch, Belgian
Reduced form of van der Kuylen, a topographic name for someone who lived by a pit or hole, or a habitational name for someone from Kuil in East Flanders or Kuilen in Limburg.
Verver Dutch
Variant of Ververs,
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
Vogelzang Dutch
Dutch cognate of Vogelsang.
Volker German, Dutch
From the given name Volker.
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.
Vorst Dutch, Low German
topographic name for someone who lived in a vorst "forest" or habitational name for someone from any of numerous places called Vorst or Voorst... [more]
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).
Wanamaker German (Anglicized), Dutch (Anglicized)
Americanized form of Wannemacher. A famous bearer is the British-American actress Zöe Wanamaker (1949-), as well as her father, actor and director Sam Wanamaker (1919-1993).
Wannemacher German, Dutch
Occupational name for a maker or seller of baskets, particularly winnowing baskets or fans, derived from Middle High German wanne literally meaning "winnowing basket" and macher meaning "maker"... [more]
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
Wessel Frisian, Dutch
From the given name Wessel.
Wessels Dutch
Derived from the given name Wessel.
Westbroek Dutch
Dutch form of Westbrook.
Westhouse Dutch
West of the House, originating from the name VeistHuis
Weston Dutch
Diminutive of Westenberg
Wiebenga Frisian, Dutch
From the given name Wiebe, the suffix -enga indicating that it is of Frisian origin.
Wijnaldum Frisian, Dutch, Dutch (Surinamese)
From Wijnaldum, the name of a village within the city of Harlingen in northwest Friesland in the Netherlands, derived from the given name Winald combined with Old Frisian hēm meaning "home, settlement"... [more]
Wijngaard Dutch
Means "vineyard" in Dutch.
Win Dutch, English
Dutch: variant of Winne. ... [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]
Wit Dutch
From Dutch meaning "white".
Witte Dutch
Nickname for someone with white or blonde hair or an unusually pale complexion, from Middle Dutch witte "white".
Wolkers Dutch
Dutch from Walker.
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’.
Yaun Dutch (Americanized)
Americanized form of Jahn.
Yost American, Dutch, Afrikaans
Americanized spelling of Dutch surname Joost or German surname Jost
Zandvoort Dutch
built on ancient words that mean "Sand-Ford, -Crossing" (also the name of a Village, -Municipality & -Beach Resort in North Holland (Netherlands), a Hamlet in Lingewaard, Gelderland (Netherlands), and a Neighborhood of Baarn, Utrect (Netherlands)).... [more]
Zee Dutch
Reduced form of Dutch Van der Zee.
Zelle German, Dutch
Topographic name from Middle High German zelle "(hermit's) cell" and habitational name from a place called Zelle.
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.
Zijlstra Dutch
Derived from Dutch zijl "canal" or "sluice". Originally indicated someone who lives near a canal or sluice.... [more]
Zwart Dutch
Means "black" in Dutch.
Zylstra Dutch, Frisian, English
Derived from Dutch zijl "canal" or "sluice". Originally indicated someone who lives near a canal or sluice.