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Verdonk and Verdonck are Dutch toponymic surnames.They are a contraction of van der Donk ("from the donk"), where "donk" was a name for sandy raised terrain in a swamp.[1] The spelling Verdonk is more common in the Netherlands (2126 vs. 261 people in 2007),[1] while Verdonck is more common in Belgium (4341 vs 118 people in 2008).[2] Notable people with the surname include:


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  1. ^ a b Verdonk at the Meertens Institute database of Dutch surnames.
  2. ^ Verdonck at