Christen Holst was born in 1824, in Denmark as the son of Thomas Holst and Ane Christine Andersen. He had at least 1 son and 1 daughter with Ane Birgithe Erasmine Rasmussen.
Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Jorgen, Erik, Vibeke, Anders, Carsten, Ludvig, Sven.
North German and Scandinavian: habitational name for someone from Holstein (see Holstein ), a derivative of German Holtsate, Danish Holtsete ‘person from Holstein’.
Dutch (also Van Holst): habitational name for someone from any of several places so called, from holst, hulst ‘holly (forest)’. Compare Hulst .