As you can see from my username, my surname is "Hoerster." Before the Hoersters came over to the United States from Prussia, and before that, Germany itself, they spelled their surname as Hörster. Does anyone know what this means?
(I am a Yiddish speaker who is learning a bit of German and I do not think it is Yiddish even though it is a German-Jewish surname.)
I am also wondering the proper German pronunciation of Hörster. In Texas (where I live), we were taught to pronounce it "Her-ster" but that sounds very botched. How should it really be said?