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A brief history of the Hutsteiner family

Current state of research The Hutstein was first mentioned in documents in 1509 when Tameln (=Thomas) paid taxes to the Rannariedl lordship on Huestain from one fief. Over time, this became a small hamlet close to the Hutstein rock and known as hamlet Hutstein, with a farm belonging to the Rannariedl dominion and another farm belonging to the Falkenstein dominion and much later with some additional houses. I.2 Once upon a time frame | HUTSTEIN […]... Read More


Our family originated at a single place: the hamlet Hutstein in Upper Austria, very close to the Bavarian border and the town of Wegscheid. II.2.1 Hamlet Hutstein | HUTSTEIN Origins Over time there had been formed six major family lines at three specific areas in Germany: in Saxony in Westphalia/Hesse-Nassau in Bavaria/Austria  Some of the families disappeared over time, e.g. all saxonian families.  ... Read More
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I. General

Our family surname obviously originated in the vicinity of the hamlet Hutstein in Upper Austria, close to the border to Bavaria, town Wegscheid.  A ‘Hutstein’ or ‘Hutestein’  in former times had been a landmark for pasture areas. It is derived from the german words ‘hüten’ which means ‘to guard’. And ‘-stein’, in English ‘stone’ or ‘rock’. But here we are not talking about small stones to show the pasture areas’ or region’s border, but natural […]... Read More

I.1 Hutstein, Huthsteiner, Huetstainer…

It is interesting to see, that within the hessian and Saxonian families the name Hutstein resp. Hutsteiner was obviously used without taking to much care of the ending -er (or any -h- in between). For the same person mentioned in the records it is possible to find all different spellings used in parallel, sometimes written down by the same author. I recognized in the records that in Bavaria and Austria the name is very rarely […]... Read More