Hose Family History
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Hose Name Meaning
English: topographic name from Middle English hose, huse ‘brambles’, ‘thorns’. English: habitational name from a place in Leicestershire, named from Old English hos, plural of hoh ‘spur of land’ (literally ‘heel’), or a topographic name with the same meaning. English and German: metonymic occupational name from Middle English, Middle Low and High German hose ‘hose’, ‘leggings’, denoting a knitter or seller of hose, or a nickname for someone who habitually wore noticeble legwear. German (Upper Saxony): apparently from a Czech personal name, Hos, a reduced form of Johannes (see John).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press