English to Dutch/Netherlands


Many people, who sailed to the Americas, over the years from other counties, changed their names. They wanted to fit in. They didn’t want to stand out or be seen as different. Some people simply used a translation, of their surname. We will be adding to this list, as time permits. Multiple pages contain the name translations that some of these people have used. The translation tables are setup as follows:

 

English Dutch/Netherlands
Bank Wal
Barber Kapper
Beach Strand
Blacksmith Smid
Butcher Slager
Carpenter Timmerman
Castle Kasteel
Champion Kampioen
Cliff Klif
Cook Koken
Cooper Kuiper
Creek Kreek
Cross Kruis
Deer Hert
Drum Trommel
Duck Eeud
Eagle Adelaar
Emperor Keizer
End Einde
Fair Eerlijk
Farmer Boer
Field Veld
Fisher Visser
Flax Vlas
Flower Bloem
Fortune Fortin
Fox Vos
Friend Vriend
Gale Storm
Goat Geit
Gold Goud
Green Groen
Guard Bewaker
Hail Hagel
Hawk Havik
Herd Kudde
Hoe Schoffel
Hook Haak
Horn Hoorn
Hunter Jager
Iron Ijzer
Judge Rechter
Junior Jong
Knight Ridder
Lamb Lam
Law Wet
Leather Leer
Lion Leeuw
Little Weinig
Lord Heer
Love Liefde
Major Groot
Mason Metselaar
Mayor Burgemeester
Minister Ministerie
Moon Maan
Mountain Berg
North Noorden
Ox Os
Painter Schilder
Parson Dominee
Pasture Weide
Peace Vrede
Pebble Kiezelsteen
Peer Turen
People Monsen
Pigeon Duif
Pillar Pijver
Plow Ploeg
Poet Dichter
Pond Vijver
Pope Paus
Printer Boekdrukker
Queen Koningin
Rain Regen
Ransom Losgeld
Reed Riet
Regal Vorstelijk
Rice Rijst
Rich Rijk
Ridge Nok
Road Weg
Robber Rover
Roman Romeins
Sailor Matroos
Saint Heilige
Sculptor Beeldhouwer
Seal Zeehond
Sheep Schapen
Shepherd Herder
Ship Schip
Shoemaker Schoenmaker
Shore Kust
Singer Zanger
Sparrow Mus
Spear Speer
Steel Staal
Stone Steen
Sweep Vegen
Taylor Kleermaker
Teacher Leraar
Temple Tempel
Tower Toren
Town Stad
Treat Traktatie
Valley Vallei
Victor
Vine Wijnstok
Virgin Maagd
Waiter Ober
Weave Weven
Weaver Wever
Wheeler
White Wit
Wood Hout
Young Jong

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