Coster History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Coster family

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

Important Dates for the Coster family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Coster research. Another 100 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 142 and 1420 are included under the topic Early Coster History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Coster Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Coster family (pre 1700)

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Coster migration to the United States

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 [1]
  • Hans Coster, who arrived in America in 1657 [1]
  • Hans Coster, who settled in America in 1657
  • Hendrik Coster, who arrived in New Netherland in 1658
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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, who arrived in New England in 1774
  • Henry A. Coster, who settled in New York in 1784
  • Henry A Coster, who landed in New York in 1784 [1]
Coster Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Abraham Coster, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1803 [1]
  • Friderick Coster, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1803
  • Friderick Coster, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1803 [1]
  • Charles Henry Coster, who settled in Philadelphia in 1810
  • Pedro A Coster, aged 28, who arrived in Key West, Fla in 1845 [1]
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Coster migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Coster Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • John Coster, who landed in Nelson, New Zealand in 1842 aboard the ship Geo Fife
  • John Coster, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "George Fyfe" in 1842
  • Mary Coster, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "George Fyfe" in 1842
  • Charles Coster, aged 18, a farm labourer, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "George Fyfe" in 1842
  • Mr. Coster, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "George Fyffe" arriving in Wellington, New Zealand on 7th November 1842 [2]
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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
  • Thomas Coster Scott (1930-2015), American NFL football linebacker for the Philadelphia Eagles and the New York Giants who played from 1953 to 1964, inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame

Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
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