Pust Family History
Pust Name Meaning
Slovenian: nickname from the name of a mythological being, Pust, folk patron of Shrovetide, hence probably denoting someone born between the end of Christmas and the start of Lent. The name Pust is a shortened form of the obsolete word mesopust, from meso ‘meat’ and pust ‘abstain’, meaning ‘abstainer from meat’, ‘vegetarian’. German: variant of Pfaus (see Paus), or a topographic name from Sorbian pusty ‘wild’, ‘uncultivated’ (land).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press