During time names changed. Commonly, a short form or nickname of the given or baptismal name was used in former times, which we see also in the history of our Hutsteiner family members: 

Tameln was used instead of Thomas

Liendl or Lienhard instead of Leonhard

Hans was commonly used instead of Johann: In modern times Hans became an official name on its own. And it is necessary to know that during the 18th century it was usual to use Johann as a prefix to most given names, e.g. Johann Sebastian instead of Sebastian only. For women the “prefix” Maria was used. 

Veit instead of Vitus

Andre instead of Andreas

Sepp instead of Josef



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