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Thursday, January 5th 2017, 8:11pm

Question about Wendhausen

Hello! My name is José Cassio Wendhausen, and I´m seeking for information about the origins of my family.
My first post about this topic is dated from 2015: https://forum.genealogy.net/index.php?pa…&threadID=63591

Well, I know that a place named Wendhausen exists in Germany, and also read that this surname has a Wendish orign.
By other side, I read the place Wendhausen was named Wenethusen until 1325, approximately. I figured that Wenethusen could be originated from the words "wenn et husen", which in latim means "se et Husen". Also, figured that Husen can be a swedish word that means house... ?(

Going ahead in the seek, I found texts about the Lives of Liutbirga of Wendhausen and Hathumoda of Gandersheim, and many other things, but nothing about Wenethusen. There are references available?

Other question: the word Wendhausen can also be written as Wendhaußen?

Thanks for any help. ;)

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Friday, January 6th 2017, 12:56pm

Hello Cassio,

your statement seems to contain several speculations and assertions in contest.

The name Wendhausen has nothing to do with Latin language. Hus/Husen is a former German word meaning house/houses (in today's German language: Haus/Häuser). Misspellings like Haußen instead of Hausen have not been unusual.

In Germany there are existing at least three villages called Wendhausen (zip codes and geographical position):
21400 east of Lüneburg/LowerSaxony
31174 east of Hildesheim/Lower Saxony
38165 east of Hondelage/Lower Saxony
By geographical reasons it is not easy to believe in Wendish origins.

Maybe being important: 38165 Wendhausen is situated 9 km east of Wenden which is an urban quarter of Braunschweig today. https://books.google.de/books?id=ldJHAAA…dhausen&f=false.
That is leading to the speculation that the man from Wenden lived in a house as the first bearer of the surname Wend(en)hausen. Later on Wendhausen became a small village.

On the other hand: The noble Wendhausens may be members of the House of Wenden. https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schloss_Wendhausen

Kind regards
Detlef

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Friday, January 6th 2017, 2:00pm

Thank you Detlef!!
Excuse me if my first post is confuse. Is hard to choose the right words in a language that isn´t my native language.
Let me tell you made a lot of things clear to me. :)

First a bit more of speculation:
The norwegian words "wenn et hus en" (Wenethusen), can be translated as "the house of a wenn" or "a wenn´s house".
The swedish words "wen ett hus" (Wenethus(-en)), can be translated as "a wen house".
Wen, Wenn, Wend are words used when refering to the Wendish.

As pointed by you, Wend(en)hausen, can be understood as a "house of man from Wenden".

Putting it all together, mine speculation about the wendish orign of Wendhausen surname can be more than a speculation. It can be right!
Note that Wenden probably has a wendish origin too: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wends. And there are geographical reasons that, in thesis, supporting my speculation too. You can read about this here:
https://archive.org/details/originofanglosax00shoruoft. Wenden is quoted in page 82.
http://www.wunsch.com.br/wunsch_historia.pdf in page 18.
Does it to make sense? :)

Talking about the nobles, previouslly I read it: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wendhausen_(Adelsgeschlecht).
Is possible that using Probst von Wendhausen, and later Stisser von Wendhausen, along the time some persons adopted just wendhausen as a surname? If so, it all makes me think that my family has a origin in that, and I can be coming close to my objective!

I still need to find something about Engelbert Wendhausen and Elisabeth(a) Schulze(n) other than the vague mention about when they born (1790-1808)...

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Thursday, June 22nd 2017, 8:53pm

Well, looks like the Wendish orign of Wendhausen surname can be right after all. At least, it is what looks like after to read this page: http://www.kaiserdom-koenigslutter.info/…_Rieseberg.html

I´m just sharing the information with the forum members. ;)

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Thursday, June 22nd 2017, 10:40pm

Great article about the origin of Wendhausen, indeed. Thank you!
Viele Grüße,
Simone

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