The name Althuyzer is derived from the German words "alt," which means "old," and "haus," which means "house." As a surname Althuyzer may have arisen describing someone who resided in an ancient dwelling; or it may come from one of several place in Germany
called Althaus.The tradition of adopting hereditary surnames
came to Germany
after the 12th century, and the names of places where people lived were a primary source. Many of these local
names carry the prefix "von," meaning "of" or "from," which originally indicated land ownership, and was sometimes a mark of nobility.
Early Origins of the Althuyzer family
The surname Althuyzer was first found in Muensterland, Westphalia
, where the name was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power. Chronicles first mention Conradus de Oldenhus, a family in Muenster, in 1353.
Early History of the Althuyzer family
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Althuyzer Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Althaus, Althausen, Althous, Althousen, Althouse, Althausens, Althaussen, Althusen, Althussen, Oldehus, Oldenhus, Alshaus, Allshouse, Allshaus, Althuyzer, Althäuser and many more.
Early Notables of the Althuyzer family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Althuyzer family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Abraham Althaus, age 24; who settled in Philadelphia in 1731; as did Johannes Althauss in 1738 and Erasmus Althous in 1749; and Christian Althaus, who arrived in Texas in 1846..