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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.

Holsten Early Origins



The surname Holsten was first found in Germany, where the name Holsten 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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Holsten Spelling Variations


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Holsten Spelling Variations



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

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Holsten Early History


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Holsten Early History



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

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Holsten Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Holsten Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Holsten 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:

Holsten Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Frederick Holsten, aged 32, landed in Missouri in 1845

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Contemporary Notables of the name Holsten (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Holsten (post 1700)



  • John D. Holsten, American Democrat politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Kings County 7th District, 1900-01

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    3. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    4. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    7. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    8. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    10. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
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    The Holsten Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Holsten 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.

    This page was last modified on 12 November 2015 at 11:11.

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