Hust History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The distinguished surname Hust 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 word "oste" or "hoste," meaning "host," and was most likely first borne by an inn-keeper. [1]

Early Origins of the Hust family

The surname Hust was first found in Somerset where the earliest recorded bearer of the name was Elias le Host, who was listed in the 1254 Assize Rolls of Somerset. Later, he was listed in the Hundredorum Rolls for Cambridgeshire in 1279. In Yorkshire, Richard le Ost, Lost was listed in the 13th century. [2]

Early History of the Hust family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hust research. Another 50 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1254, 1279, 1780 and 1828 are included under the topic Early Hust History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hust Spelling Variations

Anglo-Norman names are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. When the Normans became the ruling people of England in the 11th century, they introduced a new language into a society where the main languages of Old and later Middle English had no definite spelling rules. These languages were more often spoken than written, so they blended freely with one another. Contributing to this mixing of tongues was the fact that medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, ensuring that a person's name would appear differently in nearly every document in which it was recorded. The name has been spelled Host, Hoste, Ost, Hust and others.

Early Notables of the Hust family (pre 1700)

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United States Hust migration to the United States +

For many English families, the political and religious disarray that plagued their homeland made the frontiers of the New World an attractive prospect. Thousands migrated, aboard cramped disease-ridden ships. They arrived sick, poor, and hungry, but were welcomed in many cases with far greater opportunity than at home in England. Many of these hardy settlers went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Among early immigrants bearing the name Hust or a variant listed above were:

Hust Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Edward Hust, who landed in Virginia in 1652 [3]
  • John Hust, who arrived in Maryland in 1665 [3]
  • Daniel Hust, who arrived in Maryland in 1676 [3]
Hust Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Johan Jacob Hust, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1738 [3]
  • Henrich Hust, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1754 [3]
Hust Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Henry Hust, who landed in Cincinnati, Oh in 1835 [3]
  • Jacob Hust, who landed in Ohio in 1869 [3]
  • Jakob Hust, who arrived in Cincinnati, Oh in 1869-1870 [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Hust (post 1700) +

  • Nikolaj Hust (b. 1978), Danish professional footballer
  • Brigadier-General Jacques-Joseph Husté (1888-1967), French Commanding Officer during World War II [4]


  1. ^ Smith, Eldson Coles, New Dictionary of American Family Names New York, Harper & Row, 1956. Print
  2. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  3. ^ 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)
  4. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, October 5) Jacques-Joseph Husté. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Hust%C3%A9/Jacques-Joseph/France.html


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