Host Family History
Host Name Meaning
English (Cumberland): occupational name or nickname for an innkeeper from Middle English oste hoste ‘host guest especially one who entertains’ (Old French oste hoste). Danish (Høst): nickname from høst ‘harvest autumn’ (see Herbst ). Walloon: from a variant of the personal name Ost an Old French form of Auguste or a nickname from Old French hoste ‘host’ or a metonymic occupational name for a soldier from Old French ost ‘army’. Alternatively perhaps a cognate of Flemish Hoste . German: habitational name from either of two places called Host near Koblenz and near Bitburg; or a topographic name see Horst . This surname is also found in France (Alsace and Lorraine).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022