Coost is a name of Anglo-Saxon
origin and came from the female personal names Custance
These medieval names are derived from the Latin name Constantia,
which was originally a female form of the name Constantis,
which means steadfast
Coost provides an example of a metronymic
surname. Names of this type are derived from the given name of the original bearer's mother.
Early Origins of the Coost family
The surname Coost was first found in Lincolnshire
where they held a family seat
as Lords of the Manor of Belton, a village near Grantham, which, at the taking of the Domesday Book
census in 1086 consisted of a Church and 5 mills. It was the King's land. From their early beginnings, for the next few centuries, the family name also acquired other estates or manors as branches established themselves throughout England
. The major conflicts of the eras, such as the War of the Roses, the English Reformation
, and the English Civil War sometimes found them to be in opposing camps, with conflicting interests.
Early History of the Coost family
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Coost Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Coost have been found, including Cust, Custe, Coust, Coost, Cuss and others.
Early Notables of the Coost family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Coost family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Coost, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were : Christopher Cust who arrived in America in 1746.