Hochstein and Huthstein

It happened several times in history that Hochstein and Hutstein was incorrectly swapped.

Johann Hochstein in Wermelskirchen was written as Huthstein, likely because known Ludwig Conrad Hutsteiner, a bailiff, lived there, too.

One of Johann Hochstein’s children, Wilhelmina, was recorded as Wilhelmina Huthstein in state records of Wermelskirchen.


Similar happened in Teuchern, Saxony-Anhalt. In 1757 Maria Christina Hochstein was born, but later it is possible to find records (marriage, child birth) written as Hustein or Hutstein.

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