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"Oens" family in Oens???

"Oens" family in Oens???

Posted: 22 Apr 2013 1:17AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Oens
I a new to this board, and am just starting doing my search in the Denmark area for my Oens family. Is there a family of Oens left in the area of Oens?
Thanks Kay

Re: "Oens" family in Oens???

Posted: 11 May 2013 10:49AM GMT
Classification: Query
Short answer: No

"Oens" is not a family name in Denmark (and never was).
Names like that, referring to a place, were used as unofficial suffixes to the standard patronyms. Some lived on as family names - some did not.

Karsten

Re: "Oens" family in Oens???

Posted: 12 May 2013 1:46PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thanks Karsten. I appreciate the input. I think back to Germany is my most likely
area to search. Kay

Re: "Oens" family in Oens???

Posted: 12 May 2013 10:54PM GMT
Classification: Query
There is a place called Oens in Ølsted, Hatting, Vejle. Perhaps that is where your family originated?

Sincerely,
Paul

Re: "Oens" family in Oens???

Posted: 13 May 2013 1:07AM GMT
Classification: Query
I will sure follow up on that lead. Thank you Paul

Re: "Oens" family in Oens???

Posted: 13 May 2013 7:26AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 13 May 2013 2:40PM GMT
When you referred to "the area of Oens" (and picked Vejle Amt for your original posting), I was convinced that you already knew the Oens village in Ølsted Sogn, Hatting Herred, Vejle Amt.
How could you have picked the right county without knowing that?

Anyway, it was (and is) not my deliberate intention to be impolite. I was just trying to give a precise and short answer to a short question:-)

best regards
karsten

Re: "Oens" family in Oens???

Posted: 14 May 2013 1:20PM GMT
Classification: Query
Yes, you are right. I had found that on the map. When I re-read your post, I
realized you were speaking of the same area that I had inquired about. But it
seems that people from this area did not take on the town or village name for
a last name? as many people for Norway did use the farm name. One of the posters said there were no "Oens" in Denmark. I was hoping to find someone from that locality to give me a little feedback on the possibility. Thanks Kay
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