Hostetler History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Hostetler family

The surname Hostetler was first found in Oxfordshire where William Hostiler was recorded at Eynsham in 1190. A few years later, Robert, Edid le Osteler was registered in the Assize Rolls for Staffordshire in 1204, and later at Oseney in Oxfordshire in 1260. Henry Husteler was found in the Subsidy Rolls for Yorkshire in 1301. [1]

The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 included Godfrey le Hoselur and later, Richard le Hosteler was found in the Writs of Parliament c. 1318. [2]

Early History of the Hostetler family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hostetler research. Another 65 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1562, 1674, 1738, 1501, 1694, 1614, 1715, 1790 and 1782 are included under the topic Early Hostetler History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hostetler Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Ostler, Hostler, Hosteller, Hostiller, Hustler, Oastler, Osler, Ossler, Husler and many more.

Early Notables of the Hostetler family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include William Ostler (died 1614), an actor in English Renaissance theatre, a member of the King's Men, the company of William Shakespeare. John Hustler (1715-1790), was a philanthropist, a native of Bradford, Yorkshire, where his family had been resident and engaged in the wool trade since the early years of the seventeenth century. His parents were members of the Society of Friends, and...
Another 67 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hostetler Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Hostetler migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hostetler Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Forrest E. Hostetler, aged 23, who arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Adriatic" from Southampton, England [3]
  • Kathleen Hostetler, aged 20, who arrived in New York City in 1924 aboard the ship "Rochambeau" from Le Havre, France [4]

Contemporary Notables of the name Hostetler (post 1700) +

  • John A. Hostetler (1918-2001), American author, educator, and leading scholar of Amish and Hutterite societies
  • William Jeffrey "Jeff" Hostetler (b. 1961), nicknamed "Hoss," a former American NFL football quarterback, 2× Super Bowl champion (XXI, XXV)
  • David Alan Hostetler (b. 1956), American retired first baseman/designated hitter who played from 1981 to 1988


Suggested Readings for the name Hostetler +

  • 2564 "The Descendants of Christian J. and Magdalena Hershberger Hostetler" by Larry L. Hostetler.

  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J67X-CYW : 6 December 2014), Forrest E. Hostetler, 23 Nov 1919; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Adriatic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JNHW-HTT : 6 December 2014), Kathleen Hostetler, 05 Sep 1924; citing departure port Le Havre, arrival port New York City, ship name Rochambeau, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).


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