Holste History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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.
Early Origins of the Holste family
The surname Holste was first found in Germany, where the name Holste 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.
Early History of the Holste family
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Holste Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Holst, Holste, Holsten, Holster, Holstein and many more.
Early Notables of the Holste family (pre 1700)
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Holste migration to the United States +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Holste Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Andreas Holste, who settled in America in 1780
- Andreas Holste, who landed in America in 1780 
Holste Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Dorothea Holste, aged 4, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1843 
- Franz H Holste, aged 41, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1843 
- Justine Holste, aged 15, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1843 
- Maria Holste, aged 43, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1843 
- Wilhelmine Holste, aged 9, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1843 
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Related Stories +
- ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)