Updated June 9, 2019

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Family name origins & meanings

  • South German (Höhn) : from an aphetic form of the personal name Johann(es) (see John).
  • North German : from a short form of a Germanic compound name formed with hūn ‘bear cub’ or hun ‘giant’ as the first element.
  • German : habitational name from any of several places in Hesse and Bavaria called Höhn.