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Here is a list of the most common Dutch surnames. Which family names are particularly common in the Netherlands? What is the origin and meaning of the most common Dutch surnames? A question that may be on your mind and we have therefore summarized a range of information on the subject here, apart from the list with the top 30 family names in the Niederladen.

Last names of the Netherlands: origin and meaning

As in other countries, the origins of Dutch surnames are very different. On the one hand, there are some surnames with a reference to a job, as we know from Germany for example from Müller or Fischer, on the other hand there are also some Dutch surnames with a reference to a place of residence or a certain region. Examples of surnames related to professions include Bakker, Smit or Visser. Dutch family names related to origin include Van Dijk, Van der Linden or De Vries (from Friesland). In addition, there is also a large group with a reference to the patronymic or first name, also known as patronyms. This includes family names such as Jansen or Janssen or Peters or Peeters

Dutch surnames: list and statistics

The most common Dutch surname is De Jong. Based on the figures from 2007, over 86,000 people bear the family name De Jong, followed by Jansen with over 75,000 and de Vries with over 73,000. In fourth place is van de / den / der Berg with 60,000 people and van Dijk with over 57,000 people. Other common Dutch surnames can be found in the table below.

rankSurnamedistribution
1.De Jong86.000
2.Jansen75.000
3.De Vries73.000
4.van de Berg60.000
5.Van Dijk57.000
6.Bakker56.000
7.Janssen55.000
8.Visser50.000
9.Smit43.000
10.Meijer41.000
11.De Boer39.000
12.Mulder37.000
13.de Groot37.000
14.Bos36.000
15.Vos31.000
16.Peters30.000
17.Hendriks30.000
18.van Leeuwen28.000
19.Dekker28.000
20.Brouwer26.000
21.De Wit24.000
22.Dljkstra24.000
23.Smits23.000
24.De Graaf21.000
25.Van der Meer21.000
26.Van der Linden20.000
27.Kok20.000
28.Jacobs20.000
29.De Haan20.000
30.Vermeulen20.000

Source: meertens.knaw.nl/nfb/documenten/top100.pdf