Ost Family History
Ost Name Meaning
North German (rarely Öst) and Swedish (Öst); Jewish (Ashkenazic): topographic name from German Ost(en) Swedish öst ‘east’ denoting someone who lived to the east of a settlement or who had come there from the east. As a Jewish name as well as Swedish it can be artificial (ornamental). Compare East and Oest English (Kent): variant of Host .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022