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Many surnames are associated with the place/locality of where the family lived and in those cases the location is noted as the meaning.
Many surnames are associated with the occupation of the person given the name.

Surname Origin Meaning
Adlar Dutch               Dutch Adelaar, an eagle
Ampte Dutch               Dutch Ampt, an official situation
Bachelor Dutch               Dutch Bock, a book, and leeraar, a doctor of divinity, law, or physic
Barber Dutch               Dutch Bock, a book, and leeraar, a doctor of divinity, law, or physic
Barcula Dutch               Dutch Borkulo, a town in Holland
Barculo Dutch               Dutch Borkulo, a town in Holland
Barhydt Dutch               Dutch Barheid, sharpness, roughness, severity
Bleeker Dutch               Dutch a bleacher or whitener of linen
Blood Dutch               Dutch timorous, cowardly
Bock Dutch               Dutch book
Bogart Dutch               Dutch boomgard, an orchard
Breed Dutch               Dutch broad, large
Brill Dutch               Dutch Bril, a neat city in tho Netherlands
Brinkerhoff Dutch               Dutch Brengerhof, messenger of the court, or head messenger or carrier
Britte Dutch               Dutch Brittainer
Brower Dutch               Dutch brewer
Buckhout Dutch               Dutch beuk, a beech, and houdt, a wood
Burbeck Dutch               Dutch Burh, a hill, and bek, a point, a beak
Burrard Dutch               Dutch Boer, a rustic, a farmer, and ard, nature, mode, kind
Bushnell Dutch               Dutch Bossen-hall, a faggot or wood-market, or a hall or mansion in the wood
Buskirk Dutch               Dutch Bos, a wood, and kerk, a church
Closson Dutch               Dutch son of Klaas
Clute Dutch               Dutch Kluit, a lamp
Clutterbuck Dutch               Dutch klateren, to clatter + beek, a brook
Coeyman Dutch               Dutch cow-man
Cole Dutch               Dutch Nicholas
Colver Dutch               Dutch kolver, one who plays at kolf, a favorite game in Holland
Comstock Dutch               Dutch kom, a dock or harbor, and stock, a stick or timber
Conklin Dutch               Dutch Con, bold, wise, knowing, and klein, little or son
Costar Dutch               Dutch koster, a sexton
Coster Dutch               Dutch koster, a sexton
Courtlandt Dutch               Dutch kort, short, little, and land or landt
Crounse Dutch               Dutch kruin, the top or crown
Cure Dutch               Dutch Keur, an elector
Dag Dutch               Dutch Day
DeGraff Dutch               Dutch De Graaf, the count or earl, the great
DeGroot Dutch               Dutch The great, tall, large man
Devenpeck Dutch               Dutch Diepen, deep, and beck, a brook
Dorlan Dutch               Dutch Dor, sterile, barren, and land
Dorland Dutch               Dutch Dor, sterile, barren, and land
Fell Dutch               Dutch fierce, furious, violent
Flack Dutch               Dutch Vlak,flat, low ground
Freiot Dutch               Dutch Fraaiheid, signifies prettiness, neatness
Fulke Dutch               Dutch Valk, a hawk
Ganesvoort Dutch               Dutch From Gans, a goose, and voort, advanced, forward
Groat Dutch               Dutch town in Holland
Groesbeck Dutch               Dutch Groesbeck in Holland
Groot Dutch               Dutch town in Holland
Hacker Dutch               Dutch From Gwyn, white
Hagadorn Dutch               Dutch Hawthorn
Halse Dutch               Dutch Hals, the neck, a narrow tract of land, projecting from the main body
Hodd Dutch               Dutch Houdt, a wood
Hoffman Dutch               Dutch Hoofdman, a captain, a director, head or chief man
Hogarth Dutch               Dutch hoogh, high, and aerd, nature or disposition
Holt Dutch               Dutch Hultz, a wood
Hoogaboom Dutch               Dutch Hoog, high, and boom, tree
Hoogstraten Dutch               Dutch High-street
Hough Dutch               Dutch Hoch, Hoog, and How, high
Houghtailing Dutch               Dutch Hoofd, head or chief, and telling, counting
Keese Dutch               Dutch Cornelius
Kempster Dutch               Dutch kampen, to fight, or kamper, a champion
Kimberley Dutch               Dutch a champion, a fightingman
Knickerbacker Dutch               Dutch Cracker-baker
Landseer Dutch               Dutch Landsheer, a lord of the manor
Lansing Dutch               Dutch Low, flat lands
Ludbrock Dutch               Dutch Leather or hairy breeches
Lusher Dutch               Dutch Lauscher, a hider, a skulker
Manser Dutch               Dutch Mansoir, a male issue, a boy
Mesick Dutch               Dutch Maesyck, a town on the river Maes, in the bishopric of Liege, Netherlands
Metternich Dutch               Dutch Metter, middle or in, and naght, night
Moers Dutch               Dutch fen, marsh, or moor
Molen Dutch               Dutch A mill
Onderdonk Dutch               Dutch Under grace or pardon
Osterhoudt Dutch               Dutch The east wood, from oost or oster, east, and houdt, a wood
Ostrander Dutch               Dutch The lord of the east shore
Oudekirk Dutch               Dutch town in Holland
Outhoudt Dutch               Dutch The old wood
Putnam Dutch               Dutch From Put or Putten, a well, and ham, a house or town
Quackenboss Dutch               Dutch Quickenbosch, a thicket, a grove of roan-tree, mountain-ash, a species of service-tree
Ray Dutch               Dutch Roemur, one who extols, praises, boasts
Raymer Dutch               Dutch Roemur, one who extols, praises, boasts
Reinhart Dutch               Dutch A pure heart
Rhefeldt Dutch               Dutch deer-field
Ring Dutch               Dutch A Canton; a district of an ecclesiastical congregation
Roemer Dutch               Dutch From Roem, glory, renown; a praiser, a boaster
Roorback Dutch               Dutch A town in Bavaria, Germany
Roseveldt Dutch               Dutch field of roses
Rutgers Dutch               Dutch one desirous of rest, a keeper of rest
Saxe Dutch               Dutch Saxon
Schaffer Dutch               Dutch He that dishes up or provides victuals
Schermerhorn Dutch               Dutch Shermer, a fencer, and hoorn, a horn
Schoonhoven Dutch               Dutch town in South Holland
Schoonmaker Dutch               Dutch Schoenmaker, a shoe-maker
Schuyler Dutch               Dutch Van Schuyler, from the place of shelter
Scranton Dutch               Dutch From schrantsen, to tear, seize, or break
Shuck Dutch               Dutch twelve or a dozen, and is applied to sheaves in a harvest field
Sleeper Dutch               Dutch A cartman, or one who carries goods on a sledge
Snell Dutch               Dutch Snel, agile, swift nimble
Snow Dutch               Dutch Snoo, cunning, subtle, crafty, sly
Spiegel Dutch               Dutch looking-glass
Spoor Dutch               Dutch spur
Sprague Dutch               Dutch speech
Staats Dutch               Dutch Eustace, or Eustatius
Sutphen Dutch               Dutch the city of Zutphen, in Germany
Swartwout Dutch               Dutch Zwart, black, and woud, a wood.
Swits Dutch               Dutch A Swiss, a native of Switzerland
Tenbrook Dutch               Dutch Ten, at, and broek, a brook, a stream, or marsh
Teneyck Dutch               Dutch Ten oaks
Terwilliger Dutch               Dutch Der Willikeur, a by-law, a statute
Tice Dutch               Dutch abbreviation of Matthias
Valk Dutch               Dutch A hawk, a falcon
VanCortlandt Dutch               Dutch From the short land; kort, short, and landt, land
VanCuren Dutch               Dutch From the territory of an elector in Germany
Vandenburgh Dutch               Dutch From the hill
Vandenhoff Dutch               Dutch From the garden;
Vanderbilt Dutch               Dutch Byltye, a little hatchet or bill
Vanderbogart Dutch               Dutch From the orchard
Vandermark Dutch               Dutch From the Mark
Vanderspeigle Dutch               Dutch From the looking-glass
Vanderveer Dutch               Dutch From the ferry
Vanderwerken Dutch               Dutch From the workers
Vanderzee Dutch               Dutch From the sea
VanDousen Dutch               Dutch town of Doesen, in Lower Saxony
VanDuzen Dutch               Dutch town of Doesen, in Lower Saxony
VanDyck Dutch               Dutch From the dyke
VanKeuren Dutch               Dutch From the territory of an elector in Germany
VanSchoonhoven Dutch               Dutch town of Schoonhoven, in South Holland
VanSteinburgh Dutch               Dutch stone-hill
VanTassel Dutch               Dutch Tessel or Texel, an island in North Holland
VanTessel Dutch               Dutch Tessel or Texel, an island in North Holland
VanVechten Dutch               Dutch Vechten, on the river Vecht, in Holland
VanVleck Dutch               Dutch town of Vleck, in Holland
VanVranken Dutch               Dutch Frankenburgh, an old town of the Franki
VanZant Dutch               Dutch Zante, an island in the Mediterranean
Vedder Dutch               Dutch Father, or literally begetter, feeder
Veeder Dutch               Dutch Father, or literally begetter, feeder
Verbeck Dutch               Dutch From ver, far, distant, and beek or beck, brook
Vogel Dutch               Dutch A bird, a duck
Voores Dutch               Dutch From voorhuis, the fore-room of a house below, a hall
Voorhees Dutch               Dutch From voorhuis, the fore-room of a house below, a hall
Vrooman Dutch               Dutch From vroom, honest, valiant, religious
Wade Dutch               Dutch meadow or pasture
Weidman Dutch               Dutch Weid, a pasture or meadow, and man,--a herdsman
Wendell Dutch               Dutch a walker
Westerveldt Dutch               Dutch west field
Wetherwax Dutch               Dutch a herdsman, and wacht, a watch, a guard; weide, a pasture, a meadow
Wimple Dutch               Dutch A streamer, pendant
Winchel Dutch               Dutch From Winschaal, a wine-bowl, a wineshop
Winegar Dutch               Dutch A town in Berkshire, England
Winekoop Dutch               Dutch Something to drink upon the bargain
Witter Dutch               Dutch A whitener, a fuller, bleacher
Wyman Dutch               Dutch From Weiman, a huntsman, a hunter
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