Hose Family History
Hose Name Meaning
English Scottish and German: metonymic occupational name from Middle English or medieval German hose ‘hose leggings stockings’ denoting a knitter or seller of hose (stocking for the legs) or a nickname for someone who habitually wore some sort of noticeable legwear. German (Upper Saxony): from a Czech personal name Hos a shortened form of Johannes (see John ) or from an Old Czech personal name based on the element host ‘guest’ (see Hosack ). English: perhaps a nickname for someone with a croaky or husky voice from Middle English hos(e) ‘hoarse’. English: habitational name from a place called ‘the Hose’ probably from an unrecorded Middle English hose (Old English hās a side-form of Old English hǣse hēse) ‘underwood especially of young beech or oak’. English: variant of Howes . English: possibly a shortened form of Hussey .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022