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Origins Available: Dutch, German


The name is a shortened form of the Middle Low German word "holtsate," meaning "one who dwells in the woods." Holstein, was the name of a German region as well as of several villages, and in turn, some bearers of this name no doubt derived their name from the place names.

Holst Early Origins



The surname Holst was first found in Germany, where the name Holst came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as numerous branches of the same house acquired distant estates, some of which were located in other countries. Through the acquisition of these estates as well as their important contributions to society, the family successfully elevated their social status.

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Holst Spelling Variations


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Holst Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Holst, Holste, Holsten, Holster, Holstein and others.

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Holst Early History


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Holst Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Holst research. Another 165 words (12 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Holst History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Holst Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Holst Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Holst Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Holst Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Barent Holst, who came to New Netherland in 1663
  • Barent Holst, who landed in New Netherland(s) in 1663
  • Bernhard Holst, who arrived in New Netherland(s) in 1663
  • Bernhard Holst, who came to America in 1663
  • Lowrens Holst, who came to New York in 1690
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Holst Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • C. August Holst, who arrived in New York, NY in 1821
  • C. A. Holst, who came to Philadelphia in 1827
  • C. F. Holst, who settled in New York in 1832
  • Marias Holst, who landed in New York in 1840
  • Peter Larsson Holst, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1849
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Holst Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Frederick Holst, who arrived in Wisconsin in 1920

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Contemporary Notables of the name Holst (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Holst (post 1700)



  • William G. Holst, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 1st District, 1998, 2000
  • Kevin Holst, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Colorado, 2008
  • John T. Holst, American politician, Member of South Dakota State Senate 23rd District, 1937-38
  • John Holst, American politician, Candidate for New York State Senate 16th District, 1919
  • C. M. Holst, American politician, Delegate to Iowa convention to ratify 21st amendment from Jones County, 1933
  • Spencer Holst (1926-2001), American writer and storyteller
  • Erich von Holst (1908-1962), German behavioral physiologist
  • Johan Hubner Von Holst (1881-1945), Swedish winner of two gold, two sliver, and one bronze Olympic medals for shooting at the 1908 and 1912 games
  • Hanne-Vibeke Holst (b. 1959), well known and popular Danish columnist, tv-journalist and best-selling fiction writer
  • Lars Holst Ph.D., Professor of Mathematical statistics at Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm
  • ... (Another 7 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    2. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    3. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    4. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    5. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    6. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    7. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    8. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
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    The Holst Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Holst Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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