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Origin of Hoo

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Origin: These variants and others all go back to Christopher Frederick Banzhaf who came to America from Gerstteten, Germany in the 1760's. He changed the name originally to Benchhoof.
Surnames: Banzhaf, Benchoff, Benshoff, Benshoof
Submitted by: Barton A. Benshoof
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Origin: Hook ('Hoke in 1227') Usually a bend, heal or hook of land. Other names used Hoc, Hooke, La Hoke. First written entry of Hook dates to 1179 and forms part of the Merton Priory records. It records a lease of land called Hook to John Hog and twenty other named men for 25 Years for a rent of five shillings per annum.
Surnames: Hoc, Hoke, Hook, Hooke, La Hoke
Submitted by: Diana 'Hook' Plummer
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Origin: According to my knowledge the name HUBER described a farmer who owned a small patch of land 'hube', which was just big enough to feed one cow or horse. [from German word 'Huf' (hoof)]
Surnames: Hoover, Huber
Submitted by: Hubert Huber
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Origin: It is believed it originated in Holland as Hoogland. In my line the 1st person came to this country as a Hoogland in the 1650's and settled in what was then New Amsterdam. As they moved around finally settling in central PA. The name went from Hoogland to Hogeland, and finally to Hoagland. It means dweller on the high land or ground.
Surnames: Hoagland, Hogeland, Hoogland
Submitted by: MAX E. HOAGLAND
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Origin: For years we thought is was German in origin. It is possible that some Schooler's are of German ancestry, but we have come to the conclusion that the majority of the ones in this country were from England with some from Scotland. This is an on going process, so maybe someday we will find all the answers.
Surnames: Schooler
Submitted by: Elizabeth Schooler Watkins
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Origin: The probable origin of the name is derived from the need to provide an early-warning system in Holland for their dikes during storms. Citizens were issued hunter horns to sound the alarm over the storm if a breach was iminent. Unfortunately, the care and usefulness of these horns was placed at risk during the off-season and sometimes lost. Therefore a man was made responsible for these horns and he became known as 'Dijkshoorn'.
Surnames: Dykxhoorn, Dijkshoorn, Dijkxhoorn, Dijxhoorn, Dykshoorn, Dijcxhoorn
Submitted by: Jack Dykxhoorn
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Origin: The imigrant ancestor to the United States was Jan Fransse Van Husum. The name 'Van' means 'from'. The 'Husum' is where he was from,Husum, in Schleswig Holstein-Germany. The name was phonetically spelled Van Hoesen when he moved to Holland, and ultimately the United States. From there it became, Van Hoosen, Van Hooser, Van Hoose, Van Hosen, Van Heosen, Van Hosan, Van Hoosan, Van Hoesan, Van Hoozen, Van Hoezen, Van Hoezan, etc. If you have further informtion, please e-mail. Dorise
Surnames: Van Husum, Van Hoesen, Van Hooser, Van Hoose
Submitted by: Dorise Van Hoose House
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Origin: german
Surnames: schoonhoven
Submitted by:
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Origin: Searching GGmother Witschi, b Bern Switz. had some knowledge of medicine & herbs, may have been a midwife. Married Rau, of Germany. Children born Philadelphia PA: John Frederick Rau 1841, William Herman Rau 1855, & George, Elizabeth, Mary, & Rosetta Rau, birthdates unkown. I have a photocopy of a Witschi family crest, dated 1906, that W.H. Rau got when he visited his mother's birthplace sometime before 1920. Eager for any information. Please e-mail.
Surnames: Brotherhood
Submitted by: Barbara Mayo-Wells
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Origin: DOROTHY HOODIT born 1710 Devon, England. Married RICHARD KIMMINS
Surnames: HOODIT
Submitted by: Trish McGilchrist
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Origin: john henry hoople b. 1832 canada ? married to catherine runions, 2nd marriage to louisa kettlewell. lived in illinois, iowa, died in wisconsin in 1920. was in civil war 1856, 42nd illinois.``had 4 children by catherine, allen, elis, katherine, john henry (JH). none by louisa kettlewell. (she raised the children).
Surnames: hoople
Submitted by: mary oswald
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Origin: James Hooley was born 1790-1804 in Ireland. He had two sons, Richard M., b. 1822 & John, b. 1824, Ballina, Co. Mayo, Ireland. James was a merchant and moved his family to Manchester, England 1824-1832. Moved to the U.S. in the 1840's. They were in the theatrical business, B'klyn & Chicago. They had a sister named Nancy Hooley, b. 1832. There also was a Mary Hooley (single), b. 1846 England also living with the family in 1860 in New York City.
Surnames: HOOLEY
Submitted by: Ken Gruschow
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Origin: Researching for all possible forms of the name Kamhoot , Camhoot , Kamhout , Camhout. All are related to CAMHOUT from abt. 1575 in the Netherlands
Surnames: Kamhoot
Submitted by: C.P. Kamhoot
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Origin: Robert Ferguson in his book "English Surnames and their place in the Teutonic Family" accredits the origin of the name Hook and similar names to Hoce and Hoking, mythical personages of the Frisian people. These people lived on the sea coast and islands adjacent to what is now Holland and Denmark and were themselves a branch of that early Northman tribe that later conquered England. The Hokings are mentioned in the bard's song "Hnaef Ruled the Hokings" and in other poems, some by Beowulf.

Mr. Kemble, referring to these people in the Archaeological Journal, says that Hoce is "a really mythical personage, the heros eponymus of the Frisian Tribe, the founder of the Hocings and a progenitor of the imperial race of Charlemagne."

Mark Anthony Lower in. his book entitled "English Surnames" associates the name with the sea which has given such surnames as Turbett, Sprat, Hooker, Fisher, Ling and Line.

One branch of the primitive family accompanied the Normans to France in the ninth century. Other branches drifted inland and probably gave the Hoock family to Holland, and the Hok, Hoak, Hoce and Hoke families to Germany and Saxony. Descendants of all of these families have since found their way to America.

Shortly after William of Normandy conquered England, a sturdy Norman named Eustace de la Hooke held land in knights fee near Kingsley. It is thought that he was the ancestor of the Hooke family in England. His name is listed in Domesday Book. The name as written clearly indicates its French character and shows that it must have been in France for several generations before appearing in England. Hook Manor, around which is woven a charming story of old feudal times, still exists in the manner of a small village south of London.

The genealogical line is not clear for several centuries, but records indicate that the family flourished and was identified with the great movements both civic and military that were going on in England at the time.

In the 15th century-about 1450 Richard Hooke of County of Surrey was born who later married the daughter of a family of Eton by the name of Payne. A son of this union was Thomas Hooke of Dumfold who married Eden, the daughter of John Alley of Surrey.

Thomas Hooke and Eden his wife had two sons, Henry and Thomas, and very probably another son, William, who lived near London in 1563. Henry Hooke married a daughter of a Mr. Payton of County Surrey and became the progenitor of the Bramshott Hookes. Thomas was knighted and became Governor of the Poor Knights of Windsor and left many descendants.

Ref.: Harleian Mms., N. Y. Public Library. "Rural Life in Hampshire" by W. W. Capes. Other references as noted
Surnames: Hook, Hoce, Hooke, Hoking
Submitted by: DP
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Origin: Hooper means a small family but is lucky
Surnames: hooper
Submitted by: hooper
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Origin: Van mean's "From" and Hoorn is a place in the Neatherlands, near Amsterdam. So Van Hoorn, means's From Hoorn
Surnames: Horn, Van Hoorn
Submitted by: Jessie
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Origin: Irish German
Surnames: Shook
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