Thys is a Dutch patronymic surname. It is an alternative spelling of Thijs, a very common nickname for Matthijs (Mattheus).The Dutch digraph ij and the y ("ij" without dots) were used interchangeably until the surname spelling fixations around 1810. The form "Thys" is particularly common in the Belgian province of Antwerp, while "Thijs" is most common in Belgian Limburg. Outside the Low Countries the spelling is almost exclusively "Thys." People with this surname include:
De Clerck is a Dutch occupational surname, particularly common in Flanders. In the province of West Flanders, the name is usually concatenated to Declerck. People with the surname include:
Claes is a masculine given name, a version of Nicholas, as well as a patronymic surname. It is also spelled Klas, Clas and Klaes.
Verdonk and Verdonck are Dutch toponymic surnames. They are a contraction of van der Donk, where "donk" was a name for sandy raised terrain in a swamp. The spelling Verdonk is more common in the Netherlands, while Verdonck is more common in Belgium. Notable people with the surname include:
De Groot is a surname of Dutch origin.
Twan is a Dutch masculine given name that is a diminutive form of Antonius, Anton, Antoon, Anthonis, Anthoon, Antonie and Antonis used in Belgium, Netherlands, South Africa, Namibia, Indonesia and Suriname. It is a phonetic spelling of "Toine", short for "Antoine", the French form of Anthony/Antonius. People with the name include:
Koopman is a Dutch occupational surname that means "merchant". The spelling Coopman is more common in West Flanders. Notable people with the surname include:
Smits is a Dutch surname that is considered a variant of the more common Smit surname. The name is an old plural of Smid (blacksmith), though the plural in modern Dutch would be Smeden.
Thyssen is a Low Frankish and Dutch patronymic surname. It is derived from the common given name Thijs, a short form of Mathijs (Matthew). The Dutch digraph ij and the y were used interchangeably until the surname spelling fixations around 1810. While Thijssen is the more common form in the Netherlands, "Thyssen" prevails elsewhere. It may refer to:
Visscher is a Dutch occupational surname. Visscher is an archaic spelling of Dutch visser meaning "fisherman". Varianta are Visschers and De Visscher. The latter form is now most common in East Flanders. Notable people with the surname include:
Smit is a Dutch occupational surname. It represents an archaic spelling of the Dutch word "smid" for "smith" and is the Dutch equivalent of the English surname Smith.
Cools is a Dutch patronymic surname meaning "son of Cool", Cool being an archaic nickname for Nicholas. The name is particularly prominent in the Belgian province of Antwerp. People with the surname include:
Goossens is a Dutch-language patronymic surname meaning "son of Goos/Goossen" (Goswin). It is the 8th most common name in Belgium. Notable people with the surname include:
Thijs is a common Dutch given name and surname. It is a short form of Matthijs (Matthew). Some better known people with this name include:
Verbeke is a Dutch toponymic surname. It is a contraction of Van der Beek, meaning "from the creek". It is particularly common in West Flanders. Notable people with the surname include:
Bogaert is a Dutch toponymic surname. Bogaert and other spellings, like Bogaard, Bogaardt, Boogaard, Boogaart, and Boomgaert are archaic or regional spellings of boomgaard, meaning "orchard". Since the standardization of surnames in the Netherlands, Bogaert as a surname occurs primarily in Belgium; in particular West and East Flanders. People with this surname include:
Coenen is a Dutch patronymic surname meaning "son of Coen" (Conrad). It is particularly common in Dutch and Belgian Limburg. Variant spellings are Coene, Koenen and Koene. Though probably with the same origin, the names "de Coene" and "de Koene" can be interpreted as meaning "the brave".
Leemans is a Dutch occupational surname derived from leenman, a feudal tenant or vassal. It is particularly common in Flanders. People with this surname include:
Pepijn is the Dutch form of the masculine given name Pippin. Before the 1960s the name was rarely used in the Netherlands, but it has become quite popular since the turn of the century. As a patronymic surname it appears to be extinct in Belgium and the Netherlands. People with the name include:
Dhondt is a Dutch surname, most common in East Flanders. It is a compression of the surnames D'Hondt and De Hondt. A variant spelling is Dhont. Notable people with the surname include:
Mol is a Dutch surname. Meaning "mole" in Dutch, it may be descriptive in origin, or metonymic for a mole catcher. The name could also be patronymic or toponymic, referring to the town Mol, Belgium in Antwerp province or a location named "the mole(s)". Among variant forms are De Mol, Demol, Moll, Mols, and Van Mol. Notable people with these surnames include:
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