Subject: Re: Origin of the name Thust
Author: Sean Foglai   (guest)
Date: January 1, 2007 at 6:02 PM
Reply to: Origin of the name Thust by Maureen

From what I researched, I believe it's German. But I was unable to find a meaning.

As I know 'Th' and 'd' are often interchangeable, I searched for 'Dust' and got ...

English: from Old English dust ‘dust’, applied as a nickname, possibly for someone with a dusty complexion or hair (as, for example, a miller), or for a worthless person.
North German: possibly a Westphalian habitational name from a farm named with dost ‘bush’, ‘brush’. However, the word also means ‘fine dust’, ‘flour’ and may have been applied as an occupational nickname for a miller. Compare 1.

I'm not sure it's applicable, but the best I could do ...

Messages in this thread:
  • Origin of the name Thust - Maureen  Jan 1 2007, 11:01 AM
    • Re: Origin of the name Thust - Sean Foglai  Jan 1 2007, 6:02 PM