Meaning and Origin of: Hulst

Family name origins & meanings

  • North German (Hülst) and Dutch (van der Hulst) : topographic name for someone living where holly grew, from hulst ‘holly’.
  • Dutch and Belgian (van Hulst) : habitational name from Hulst in Zeeland, or from any of various other places so called, in Alsemberg (Brabant), Kortemark and Zonnebeke (West Flanders), and Scheldewindeke (East Flanders).