Hostler History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Hostler family

The surname Hostler 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 Hostler family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hostler 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 Hostler History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hostler 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 Hostler 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 Hostler Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Hostler migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hostler Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Arthur C. Hostler, aged 28, arrived in New York in 1896 aboard the ship "Etruria" from Liverpool, England [3]
Hostler Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Arthur C. Hostler, aged 40, originally from Bristol, England, arrived in New York in 1908 aboard the ship "Mauretania" from Liverpool, England [4]
  • Arthur Chas. Hostler, aged 46, originally from Bristol, England, arrived in New York, New York in 1915 aboard the ship "Franconia (1923)" from Liverpool, England [5]
  • Violet Vicary Hostler, aged 24, originally from Bristol, England, arrived in New York City in 1919 aboard the ship "Baltic" from Liverpool, England [6]

Contemporary Notables of the name Hostler (post 1700) +

  • Jim Hostler, American wide receivers coach for the Indianapolis Colts


  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:JXWS-MMX : 6 December 2014), Arthur C. Hostler, 13 Apr 1896; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Etruria, 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:JXG2-23V : 6 December 2014), Arthur C. Hostler, 28 Mar 1908; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Mauretania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJWQ-XPL : 6 December 2014), Arthur Chas. Hostler, 01 Feb 1915; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, New York, ship name Franconia (1923), NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  6. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J67J-Z3V : 6 December 2014), Violet Vicary Hostler, 09 May 1919; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York City, ship name Baltic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).


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