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Type Surname (from location)
Usage Dutch
Pronounced Pron. Owe-den-hoe-ven  [key]
Other Forms Forms(van (den)) Oudenhove(n), Van Houdenhove(n), Odenhoven

Meaning & History

Derived from Dutch oude "old" and hoeve "farm; farmstead; manor". As a surname it is derived from one of the many places of this name, for example in Menen, Passendale, Steenvoorde, Steenwerk, Broekburg or Godewaardsvelde.
Added 2/6/2012 by Mrs. Oudenhoven
Edited 12/6/2014 by Frollein Gladys