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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • German : (also Hühn): nickname for a tall man, from Middle High German hiune ‘giant’, ‘monster’, ‘bogeyman’, from Middle High German Hiune ‘Hun’, a word probably ultimately of Turkic origin.
  • German : from an old personal name derived from the Germanic element hūn ‘bear cub’.
  • German : metonymic occupational name for a poultry keeper, from Middle High German huon ‘hen’.

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