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Type Surname (from occupation & from nickname)
Usage German, Dutch
Other Forms FormsHingst

Meaning & History

metonymic occupational name for someone who worked with or bred horses or a nickname for a brave strong man from Middle High German and Middle Dutch hengest "stallion" also "gelding" derived from Old Germanic hangist "stallion". In some cases it may be a topographic or habitational name referring to a house name.
Added 11/7/2023 by Paradiso36
Edited 11/23/2023 by Paradiso36