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Origens of the surname HEN-BOISEN

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Re: Origens of the surname HEN-BOISEN

Posted: 28 May 2004 7:57AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Hen-Boisen, Hen Boisen, Den Boisen, Den Bosch, Booysen, Boijsen, Bosse
Nan,

I think it is likely that Hen-Boisen might originally have been Den Boisen or any of the other variants on "Boisen" that you gave. There is a town in the Netherlands called 's-Hertogenbosch (also known as "den Bosch" which basically means "the woods".) Of course, it is common for a surname to be derived from where the family lived. And since, as you said, your family is from South Africa, home of the Afrikaaners who are of Dutch descent, I think Hen Boisen is an Afrikaaner variant (I am not familiar with Afrikaans, this is just a guess) of Den Bosch. Don't take my word for it, but it might be a lead to investigate.

Brian
Orlando, Florida, USA
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Nan Hen-Boisen 20 Feb 2004 8:27AM GMT 
Hugh_Watkins 22 Mar 2004 1:27AM GMT 
Brian Salmons 28 May 2004 1:57PM GMT 
Darryl Hen-Bo... 3 Nov 2007 1:53AM GMT 
vlokac 13 Mar 2012 9:30PM GMT 
Darryl Hen-Bo... 23 Mar 2012 3:56AM GMT 
Ingrid_j_lero... 7 Sep 2012 8:54AM GMT 
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