Gast Family History
Gast Name Meaning
German Dutch and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a stranger or newcomer to a community Middle High German gast ‘guest foreigner stranger’ German Gast. It is also found in France (Alsace and Lorraine). German and Swiss German: from a short form of a personal name Gastolf or Arbogast . English (Middlesex and Sussex): variant of Ghost either a nickname from Middle English gost gast ‘spirit angel demon soul ghost’ (Old English gǣst gāst) or a habitational name relating to a lost or as yet unidentified place. French: topographic name for someone who lived on a patch of uncultivated land from Old French gast ‘waste land fallow’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022