Oyen Family History
Oyen Name Meaning
Norwegian (Øyen): habitational name from any of various farmsteads named Øyen Øien from the definite singular form of øy ‘island’ also ‘meadow by water’. Flemish and Dutch: habitational name from any of various places called Oijen in Noord-Brabant and Limburg. In North America this surname may also be an altered form of the Dutch variant Oijen. Dutch North German and East Frisian: topographic name for someone who lived by a water meadow Middle Dutch ooye oye Low German Frisian oje oye. This surname is very rare in East Frisia.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press