Oest Family History
Oest Name Meaning
German (rarely Öst):: from a short form of an ancient Germanic personal name composed with a cognate of Old High German ōst(an) which denoted the area and direction of sunrise and in various personal names took on the meaning ‘shining spring’ later ‘Easter’ and the compass point. topographic name from German Ost(en) ‘east’ (see Ost 1 compare above) or a habitational name from any of several places so named.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press