Costere History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Costere family
The surname Costere was first found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in Amsterdam, an ancient 13th century town held by the Lords of Amstel. Giesebrecht II built a castle there. Geisbrecht III built the dam to keep out the sea. It is first mentioned in charters of 1275 when Floris IV, the count of Holland granted its charter. It became a city of great mercantile wealth. It hold great treasures of art. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into a most influential family.
Early History of the Costere family
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Costere Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Coster, Cöster, Costerr, Costers, Costeres, Costere, Costter, Cosster, Cooster, van Coster and many more.
Early Notables of the Costere family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Costere family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Andrew Coster, who settled in Virginia in 1653; Hans Coster, who settled in America in 1657; Hendrik Coster, who arrived in New Netherland in 1658; Cornelis Coster, who came to New York in 1658.
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