Huhn History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The distinguished German surname Huhn is of two distinct origins. Firstly, the name is derived from the German personal name "Huno," a nickname for the name "Hunold." In this case, the surname would have been originally borne by the son of someone called Huno. Alternatively, the name is derived from the Middle High German word "huon," meaning "chicken." In this instance, the name would have been originally borne either by a chicken farmer as an occupational name or by a very talkative person as a nickname.

Early Origins of the Huhn family

The surname Huhn was first found in the region of Holstein, where the name first emerged. The young Huhn family was instrumental during this early period, playing a crucial role in the development of the medieval society of Schleswig-Holstein.

Important Dates for the Huhn family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Huhn research. Another 165 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1175, 1185, 1212, 1275, 1278, 1353, 1367, and 1821 are included under the topic Early Huhn History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Huhn Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Huhn, Hühnle, Huno, Huneken, Huhnchen, Hunne and many more.

Early Notables of the Huhn family (pre 1700)

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Huhn migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Huhn Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Johan Daniel Huhn, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1749 [1]
  • Johan Gerlach Huhn, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1749 [1]
  • Peter Huhn, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1749 [1]
  • Johan Anthonius Huhn, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1753 [1]
  • Hermann Huhn, who arrived in New York, NY in 1782 [1]
Huhn Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Andreas Huhn, aged 27, who landed in Missouri in 1840 [1]
  • John Henry Huhn, aged 49, who landed in Missouri in 1845 [1]
  • John George Huhn, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1848 [1]
  • Christoph Huhn, who arrived in St Clair County, Illinois in 1876 [1]
  • Emil Huhn, aged 30, who landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1893 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Huhn (post 1700)

  • Emil Hugo "Hap" Huhn (1892-1925), American Major League Baseball first baseman and catcher who played from 1915 to 1917
  • Charlie Huhn (b. 1951), American rock singer and guitarist, known for his work with Ted Nugent and Humble Pie
  • Klaus Huhn (1928-2017), German sports journalist, writer and sports administrator
  • Wolfram Huhn (b. 1973), German silver medalist rower at the 1996 Summer Olympics
  • Bruno Siegfried Huhn (1871-1950), British composer, pianist, organist and musical director
  • András P Huhn (1947-1985), Hungarian mathematician who developed Huhn's theorem

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
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