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Where did the English Poust family come from? What is the English Poust family crest and coat of arms? When did the Poust family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Poust family history?The Norman Conquest of England in 1066 brought many new words to England from which surnames were formed. Poust was one of these new Norman names. It was specifically tailored to its first bearer, who was a proud, haughty, or brave being derived from the Old French word prous.
A multitude of spelling variations characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Prouse, Prouze, Prowse, Prowze, Prouz, Prowes and others.
First found in Devon where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Poust research. Another 269 words(19 lines of text) covering the year 1608 is included under the topic Early Poust History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Poust Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Many English families left England, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Poust or a variant listed above:
Poust Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century
The Poust Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Poust Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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