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hooves

Since the early Middle Ages used name (also Hube, Huffe, Lahn) for a farm or homestead (farm) with sufficient arable and pasture land, which could edit and feed a family. The owners had depending on the size corresponding designations as Vollbauer or Huber used in the sequence as a common family name (1 hooves / Hube), half farmer (1/2 hooves / Hube), Viertelbauer (¼ hooves / Hube) and Kleinhäusler (under ¼ hooves / Hube). The hooves also served as a unit of measurement for levying the royalties and services. From the 9th to the 18th century, this also referred to an area or field measure. The size varied considerably depending on soil type and land between 20 and 160 tomorrow or 5 to 40 hectare, A king's hooves corresponded to two hooves. See also below space measurements. capacity measures and units,

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