Verstraete

Verstraete and Verstraeten are Dutch language toponymic surnames. The names are contractions of van der Straate(n), meaning


Verstraete and Verstraeten are Dutch language toponymic surnames. The names are contractions of van der Straate(n), meaning "from the street". "Verstraete is mostly limited to West Flanders while "Verstraeten" is mostly limited to East Flanders. Notable people with the surname include:Birger Verstraete, Belgian footballer Daniel Verstraete, Belgian-born South African Roman Catholic prelate Eddy Verstraeten (1948–2005), Belgian cyclist Frank Verstraete, Belgian quantum physicist Jan Verstraeten, Belgian cyclist Leigh Verstraete, Canadian ice hockey player Mike Verstraeten, Belgian politician and footballer Theodoor Verstraete, Belgian landscape painter
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