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Re: Dutch surnames (scatological warning!)

From:René Uittenbogaard <ruittenb@...>
Date:Tuesday, April 7, 2009, 7:46
2009/4/6 Christophe Grandsire-Koevoets <>:
> > Note that my second last name (my husband's family name) is also relatively > strange/funny. "Koevoets" simply means "cow foot" :) .
does it? I don't know about the etymology of the name, but I'd expect "cow foot" to be "koeienvoet". Perhaps it's related to "koevoet" = crowbar? René


Christophe Grandsire-Koevoets <>