Holst Family History
Holst Name Meaning
North German and Scandinavian: habitational name for someone from Holstein (see Holstein ) a derivative of German Holtsate Danish Holtsete ‘person from Holstein’. Dutch (also Van Holst): habitational name for someone from any of several places so called from holst hulst ‘holly (forest)’. Compare Hulst .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022