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Origens of the surname HEN-BOISEN

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Re: Origens of the surname HEN-BOISEN

Posted: 1085752666000
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
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