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Type Surname (from location)

Meaning & History

A German surname, which is from an agent derivative of the Middle High German words 'doste' and 'toste' (meaning ‘wild thyme’, ‘shrub’, ‘bouquet’). It is a topographic surname which was given to someone whose land abutted an uncultivated piece of land, or possibly an occupational name for someone who dealt herbs.

It is also a Belgian French habitational surname, with the proposition d(e), which was given to someone from either of two places in the province of Luxembourg named Oster.
Added 7/4/2019 by Feiticeiro