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Subject: Osterhoudt/Osterhout
Author: c_osterhoudt
Date: Friday, December 08, 2000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Osterhoudt

My surname is Osterhoudt and I have my documented genealogy back to Jan Jansen Van Oosterhoudt. They are all the same name but there are several spelling variants. The "d" is a stopssssssssssssssss and a stop in phonetics is the act of stopping all of your breath. It's for pronunciation only and has no meaning. To completely explain it requires a short course in Phonetics which is an ancient science, 2300 years old. I also have two other complete Osterhoudt/Osterhout genealogies. If you'll let me know exactly what you're looking for, I'll do my best to help. you, and give you copies of any genealogies I have. My E mail address is:wa3zks@aol.com