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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • Dutch and German : nickname from hoen ‘chicken’, ‘hen’, perhaps denoting a silly person.
  • Dutch : from the Germanic personal name Huno (from hūn ‘bear cub’).
  • German : variant of Höhn (see Hoehn).
  • Norwegian : habitational name from either of two farmsteads named Hon, from Old Norse hundr ‘dog’, or from Hóvin, a compound of hór ‘high’ + vin ‘meadow’.

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