Horst Family History
Horst Name Meaning
North German and Dutch: topographic name from Middle Low German hurst Middle Dutch horst ‘undergrowth brushwood wild place’. More specifically the term was also used to denote a crow's or similar large bird's nest a raised area in surrounding marshland or an area of uncleared woodland all of which meanings could have contributed to the surname. This surname is also a habitational name from any of numerous places called with this word. Compare Hurst .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022