Type Political Subdivision & Region

Meaning & History

From the name of a Saxon tribe, derived from Old Saxon holt meaning "wood" and the suffix -setio meaning "inhabitant". This is the name of a historical region in Germany, near the Danish border. It forms part of the name of the modern German state of Schleswig-Holstein.

Related Names

Rootsholt + setio
Other Languages & CulturesHolsten(Danish) Holsteen(Low German)
Surname DescendantHolst(Dutch)
Entry updated December 7, 2022