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Surnames, their origin and their meaning

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.

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

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