A) Vorstenowe "Vorster" (pre) = Prince "owe" (ouwe) = Aue = running water, water-rich, grassy land and fertile, along a stream of extensive arable and meadow Au in connection with a castle name indicates the so-named parties as Wasserburg. Meaning = Au Prince So The water-protection and fortification, which Wasserburg, Furstenau = the royal celebrations, ie by the Prince established protection facility, consisting of the castle and town. Au This is the only possible interpretation of the name Furstenau. Because Castle and city names were no doubt her by the founder, the Osnabrück Prince-Bishop as princes of the country -. B) Vastenowe Fast te - nau = almost too close to be interpreted These Graf expressed have Tecklenburger who, when he for the first time in the near its border built border fortifications of Osnabrück princes learned. tecklenburg This interpretation is only once written a case file from the 1537 Count of Tecklenburg in border issues to us in. Probably it is only a play on words. C) = Verstenowe Verstenowe Förstanouwa Förstan, firstan = summit, height = Ouwa water so Fürstenau as "settlement on the upper river"
(Sent from: André Fürstenow)