Meaning and Origin of: Baust

Family name origins & meanings

  • German : in southern Germany, a variant of Bausch, with the addition of an inorganic -t, but more often from a reduced form of the personal name Sebastian.
  • German : in eastern Germany, a variant of Paust, which is possibly a topographic name from Sorbian pūst (Polish pusty) ‘bleak’, ‘desolate’, ‘uncultivated’, or a nickname from Middle Low German pūsten ‘to blow’, ‘to breathe with difficulty’.