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Coster Early Origins



The surname Coster was first found in Gloucestershire in the west of England where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

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Coster Spelling Variations


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Coster Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Coster, Costar, Costard, Costerman and others.

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Coster Early History


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Coster Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Coster research. Another 169 words (12 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Coster History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Coster Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Coster Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 23 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Coster Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Coster Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Andrew Coster, who settled in Virginia in 1653
  • Andrew Coster, who landed in Virginia in 1653
  • Hans Coster, who arrived in America in 1657
  • Hans Coster, who settled in America in 1657
  • Hendrik Coster, who arrived in New Netherland in 1658
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Coster Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • David Coster, who arrived in Maryland in 1733
  • H. Henry Coster, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1753
  • Joshua Coster arrived in New England in 1774
  • Henry A. Coster, who came to New York in 1784
  • Henry A Coster, who landed in New York in 1784

Coster Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Abraham Coster, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1803
  • Friderick Coster, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1803
  • Friderick Coster, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1803
  • Charles Henry Coster, who settled in Philadelphia in 1810
  • Pedro A Coster, aged 28, arrived in Key West, Fla in 1845
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Coster Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Coster landed in Nelson, New Zealand in 1842 aboard the ship Geo Fife
  • John Coster arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "George Fyfe" in 1842
  • Mary Coster arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "George Fyfe" in 1842
  • Charles Coster, aged 18, a farm labourer, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "George Fyfe" in 1842

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Contemporary Notables of the name Coster (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Coster (post 1700)



  • Nicolas Coster (b. 1934), British-born American actor, known for his roles in Buck Rogers in the 25th Century and Star Trek: The Next Generation
  • Charles Coster (1837-1888), American soldier and public official, Commander of a brigade at the Battle of Gettysburg
  • Tracy Coster (b. 1966), Australian country music singer and songwriter
  • Howard Sydney Musgrave Coster (1885-1959), British photographer, perhaps best known for his photograph of A. A. Milne with his son Christopher Robin Milne and Pooh Bear
  • Elizabeth Mary Coster (b. 1982), New Zealand swimmer at the 2004 Summer Olympics and the 2006 Commonwealth Games
  • Stan Coster OAM (1930-1997), Australian country musician, father of country music singer Tracy Coster
  • Dirk Coster (1889-1950), Dutch physicist, Professor of Physics and Meteorology at the University of Groningen
  • Charles De Coster (1827-1879), Belgian novelist

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    2. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    3. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    5. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    6. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    7. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    8. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    9. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
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    The Coster Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Coster 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.

    This page was last modified on 21 September 2015 at 09:05.

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