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Spelling variations of this family name include: Hostetter, Hoffstetter, Hofstetter, Hockstetter, Hoffstater, Hoffstatter, Hoffstadter, Hockstadter, Hoffstattar, Hockstadder, Hufstedler, Huffstedler and many more.

First found in Bavaria, where the name was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hostetter research. Another 185 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1698, 1574 and 1582 are included under the topic Early Hostetter History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hostetter Settlers in United States in the 18th Century


  • Jacob Hostetter, who came to Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 1716
  • Oswald Hostetter, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1732
  • Oswald Hostetter, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1732

Hostetter Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • Gottlieb Hostetter, who arrived in Wisconsin in 1876
  • P. Hostetter, aged 17, who settled in America, in 1892
  • WM. Hostetter, aged 13, who settled in America, in 1892
  • Caroline Hostetter, aged 20, who landed in America from Bern, in 1893
  • Clara Hostetter, aged 47, who settled in America, in 1895


Hostetter Settlers in United States in the 20th Century


  • Theodore R. Hostetter, aged 16, who landed in America, in 1908
  • Mary Helen Hostetter, aged 22, who landed in America, in 1910
  • David Hostetter, aged 49, who emigrated to the United States, in 1910
  • Florence Hostetter, who landed in America, in 1911
  • Herbert Hostetter, who landed in America, in 1911


Hostetter Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century


  • Mr. Herman Hostetter U.E., "Hermon, Hosteter, Hosteder" who settled in Grantham [St. Catharines], Home District, Ontario c. 1784

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  • Paul Hostetter, American conductor at the Schwob School of Music at Columbus State University
  • Amos B. Hostetter Jr. (b. 1937), American founder and chief executive officer of Continental Cablevision
  • Jacob Hostetter (1754-1831), American politician, member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania


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  2. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
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  4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  6. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
  7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  8. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
  9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  10. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
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The Hostetter Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hostetter 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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