History of your Surname
Get access to Host family records.Start a free trial

Host Family History

Host Name Meaning

English: occupational name for an innkeeper, from Middle English, Old French (h)oste ‘host’, ‘guest’. Danish (Høst): nickname from høst ‘harvest’, ‘autumn’ (see Herbst). French: from Old French ost ‘army’, hence an occupational name for a soldier. Dutch: from the Germanic personal name Austa, meaning ‘east’. German: habitational name from either of two places called Host, near Koblenz and near Bitburg.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Hose, Post, Holt, Most, Hast, Kost, Hott, Best, Horst, Pott

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Host family from?

You can see how Host families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Host family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Host families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 13 Host families living in Essex. This was about 21% of all the recorded Host's in United Kingdom. Essex had the highest population of Host families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Host surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Host ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Iron Ore Miner Heavy Worker and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Host. 50% of Host men worked as an Iron Ore Miner Heavy Worker and 75% of Host women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Host were Milk Roundsman and Shorthand Typist. .

View Census Data for Host | Data not to scale

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • Iron Ore Miner Heavy Worker
  • Milk Roundsman

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Laundress At Home
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Shorthand Typist
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Host family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Host. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Host census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search UK census records for Host

Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Host. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

View all Host immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Host. For the veterans among your Host ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Host military records

You've only scratched the surface of Host family history

Discover More

What is the average Host lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Host life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1980. The average life expectancy for Host in 1942 was 40, and 64 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Host

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Host family tree

Explore Your Tree
Search for another surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial