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Type Surname (from occupation)
Usage German
Pronounced Pron. HOH:N  [key]

Meaning & History

Derived from Middle High German hon "chicken". As a surname, it was given to someone who either bred or traded in chickens.

Alternatively, this surname is also derived from several places of the same name, for example in Schleswig-Holstein, North Rhine-Westphalia and Bavaria.
Added 1/4/2013 by nicholehohn
Edited 12/3/2014 by Frollein Gladys