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From: Mike Gallafent <>
Subject: Re: HOUSELANDER; Yorkshire, ENG; c. 1820
Date: Sun, 1 Feb 1998 14:50:42 -0800
Re: HOUSELANDER; Yorkshire, ENG; c. 1820
In article <6b07gh$>, Steve Bergh
>HOUSELANDER; Yorkshire, ENG; c. 1820
>I'm looking for info on the name Houselander, in Yorkshire approx 1820's.
>Can anyone please help?
>"Steve Bergh" <>
It is an unusual name and one conjectures on the origin. Could it be
that a native German speaking merchant (Hanseatic League?) became an
early immigrant and when asked his name replied "Auslander", the German
word for foreigner? Thus becoming known in the community by the
anglicised name of 'Houselander'. Phonetically, the words are most
I am interested in other views.
Mike Gallafent - 57, Western Elms Ave, Reading, Berks, RG30 2AL England
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