Updated June 9, 2019

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Family name origins & meanings

  • Altered spelling of northern French Denef(v)e, a habitational name, with the preposition de, for someone from places called Neffe in the Belgian provinces of Namur and Luxembourg.
  • Dutch (de Neve) : kinship name from Middle Dutch neve ‘grandson’, ‘(male) cousin’, ‘nephew’ + the definite article de.