Host Family History
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Host Name Meaning
English: occupational name for an innkeeper, from Middle English, Old French (h)oste ‘host’, ‘guest’. Danish (Høst): nickname from høst ‘harvest’, ‘autumn’ (see Herbst). French: from Old French ost ‘army’, hence an occupational name for a soldier. Dutch: from the Germanic personal name Austa, meaning ‘east’. German: habitational name from either of two places called Host, near Koblenz and near Bitburg.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press