Low German Surnames
HOLST Danish, Low German, Dutch
Referred originally to a person from the region of Holstein (between Germany and Denmark). A famous bearer of this name was the English composer Gustav Holst (1874-1934).
SCHERMER Dutch, Low German
Occupational name for a fencer or swordsman, akin to Old High German skirmen
VOSS Low German
From Middle Low German vos
meaning "fox". It was originally a nickname for a clever person or a person with red hair.