Hi, Frank.I am an Oathout.I don't have a lot of info, but I got a lot of stuff from some other Oathout's.
My family came from Nebraska.My father was Charles Frederick Oathout, and his father was Charles Franklin Oathout.Etc., etc., etc....
Most of my relatives are buried at Westerville, Nebr. cemetery.We lived in San Clemente, CA.Where do you live? I am now a widow, and live in Tustin, CA.
There were originally four (4) brothers (and their families?) who came from Holland by the name of Oothoudt. Two of the brothers separated from the other two brothers; One group stayed in the East, and the other group headed West.Named accordingly, the Eastern pioneers and the Western pioneers by cousin, J.W.Oothoudt.
Our cousin Jerry Wayne Oothoudt has already traced our geneology in 5 or 6 volumes.
Oh, yes.There were about 4 or 5 different name changes of the original name of Oothoudt into Oothout, Oathoudt, Oathout, etc.
Hope this helps some.Keep in touch, your cousin, Julie.