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From: Jan Snoek <>
Subject: Re: looking for telephone numbers
Date: Thu, 11 Oct 90 15:05:08 MET
In-Reply-To: Message of Wed, 3 Oct 1990 20:44:17 MET from <carl_r@CHO006.CHO.GE.COM>
On Wed, 3 Oct 1990 20:44:17 MET Rick <-> VAX Systems & Tools said:
> i am "in-the-middle" of starting to research my family names and would
> appreciate any telephone listings for the following last names...
> CARL...BOHLMAN (not specifically BOWMAN) ... and VOSSEN (or FOSSEN or
> any information will be greatly appreciated...
> Rick Carl
> GE Fanuc Automation North America
> prefer ->
> GE-DECNET -> CHO006::CARL_R
The name (van) Vossen is Dutch, of course, and means "foxes".
It is relatively rare, compared to the simple Vos (= fox).
E.g. in the Amsterdam telephonebook: Vos: 2 pages, against
Vossen: "only" 21 times.
The main reason, however, for me to react on your letter, is
to "warn" you (in a positive sense) for the possibility of rather
far going deviations from the standard spelling of this name.
For example, my wife is a Fokker. Her family stems from the
Fugger's, the famous German bankers at the time of the Hansa.
And the cote of arms of her family has *foxes*! So, probably,
Vossen, Fugger and Fokker are related names. Just beware!
Good luck, Jan Snoek, The Netherlands.
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