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Type Surname (from occupation)
Usage German
Pronounced Pron. VIES-hoon  [key]
Other Forms FormsWitthuhn, Weißhuhn, Weisshuhn, Huhn, Hahn, Hahner, Hähner

Meaning & History

Derived from Middle High German wiz meaning "white" and huon meaning "hen, fowl", hence a metonymic occupational name for a poultry farmer or dealer, or perhaps in some instances a nickname.
Added 9/23/2021 by General9696
Edited 7/19/2023 by General9696