The distinguished surname Hoste is one of the many surnames that first came to England
in the wake of the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The name is derived from the Old French "oste" or "hoste," meaning "host," and was most likely first borne by an inn-keeper.
Early Origins of the Hoste family
The surname Hoste was first found in Somerset
during the Middle Ages, when hereditary surnames
first began to appear in England
. Due to the occupational
origins of Hoste, it is likely that the surname emerged independently in different regions during the medieval period, creating several early branches of the Hoste family. The earliest recorded bearer of the name was Elias le Host, who was listed in the 1254 Assize Rolls of Somerset.
Early History of the Hoste family
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Hoste Spelling Variations
A multitude of spelling variations
characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England
also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Host, Hoste, Ost, Hust and others.
Early Notables of the Hoste family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hoste family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families left England
, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Hoste or a variant listed above:
Hoste Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Dort Hoste, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1731 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)