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Multiple Origins for the Surname Costin


English


The ancient roots of the Costin family name are in the 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.

Costin Early Origins



The surname Costin was first found in Norfolk, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Costin Spelling Variations


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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.

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Costin Early History


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Costin Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Costin research. Another 392 words (28 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1200, 1273, 1327, 1349, 1369, 1415, 1500, 1604, 1790, and 1796 are included under the topic Early Costin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Costin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Costin Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Costin 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



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

  • Henry Costin, who landed in Maryland in 1657

Costin Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Costin, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1823
  • Patrick Costin, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1837
  • Patrick Costin, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1843

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Contemporary Notables of the name Costin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Costin (post 1700)



  • Private Henry Gilbert Costin (1898-1918), United States Army soldier awarded the Medal of Honor
  • Thomas Patrick Costin Jr. (b. 1926), American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1956, 1960; Mayor of Lynn, Massachusetts, 1956-61
  • Robert Costin, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Wyoming, 1972
  • Frank Costin (1920-1995), British automotive engineer
  • Mike Costin, who with Keith Duckworth founded Cosworth in 1958, a company specializing in engines for automobile racing

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Costin Historic Events


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Costin Historic Events




HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Steven John Costin, British Marine, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking

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Costin Family Crest Products


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Costin Family Crest Products




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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    2. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    3. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    4. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    5. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    8. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    10. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
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    The Costin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Costin 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 9 January 2017 at 09:15.

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