Family Hutstein(er) in Lower Bavaria and Upper Austria descended from the small hamlet of Hutstein. All descendants of this hamlet were called "Hutsteiner". One family line lost it's ending "-er" in beginning of the 19th century. First known occurence of the name Hutstein in this region is 1509.
Upper 4 granges: hamlet Hutstein (Upper Austria), former parish of Wegscheid, Lower Bavaria.
In the front: Vatersreith. The Hutstein is located in the upper left forest.
View to the Holzsteiner forest located on the upper right corner of previous photo.
On the right side a part of hamlet Hutstein
Coat of Arms or any castles our family obviously never possesed, but I was told during my researches that within The Hutstein a ghost should live.
When I started to search for the HUTSTEIN I met an elderly women who reminded me not to wake the forest ghost ('Waldmännchen') living in the little cave of the HUTSTEIN
"Nur wer die Vergangenheit kennt, kann die Gegenwart erkennen und die Zukunft bestimmen."