Belgium Personal Names
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The FamilySearch moderator for Belgium is Daniel Jones.
Understanding customs used in surnames and given names can help you identify your ancestors in records. Learn to recognize name variations and see clues in names.
Online Tools[edit | edit source]
- Belgium Surname Distribution Map
- Behind the Name: Flemish Surnames
- Behind the Name: Flemish Given Names
- Behind the Name: Dutch Surnames
- Behind the Name: Dutch Given Names
- Behind the Name: French Surnames
- Behind the Name: French Given Names
- Behind the Name: German Surnames
- Behind the Name: German Given Names
- Limburgish names are used in the Limburg region, which straddles the border between Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany.
Languages of Belgium[edit | edit source]
Belgium is home to two main linguistic groups or communities: the Dutch-speaking Flemish Community, which constitutes about 60 percent of the population, and the French-speaking Community, which constitutes about 40 percent of the population. A small German-speaking Community, numbering around one percent, exists in the East Cantons. 
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References[edit | edit source]
- "Belgium", in Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belgium, accessed 5 March 2021.