Origins Available: English, French
Anglo-Saxon culture. The name Costin comes from when the family lived near a notable chestnut tree. The surname is derived from Anglo-French casteyn, which means chestnut. As such, Costin is a member of the topographic class of surnames, which were given to people who resided near noticeable physical features such as hills, streams, churches, or types of tree. However, Costin may also belong to the category of habitation surnames which were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. In this case, the surname Costin is derived from the parish of Caston which lies near Watton in the county of Norfolk.
Early Origins of the Costin family
Norfolk, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Costin family
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Costin Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Costin has appeared include Caston, Catestune, Casteyn, Cateston, Coston, Caustun, Castine, Castin, Castoun and many more.
Early Notables of the Costin family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Costin family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Costin arrived in North America very early:
Costin Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Costin Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Costin (post 1700)
Historic Events for the Costin family
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