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Costor Early Origins



The surname Costor was first found in Mecklenburg, where the name contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation, and would later play a large role in the tribal and national conflicts of the area. Over time, the family name branched into other houses, where their influence continued to be felt because of the important role they played in the local social and political affairs. They held a family seat at Kosteritz.

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Costor Spelling Variations


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Costor Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Koster, Kostar, Coster, Costar and others.

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Costor Early History


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Costor Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Costor research. Another 161 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1793, 1532 and 1619 are included under the topic Early Costor History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Costor Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Costor Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 25 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Costor 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 or some of its variants were: Jan Coster, who arrived in New York in 1664; A. Adelheid Koster, who settled in America in 1835; Hero Jochim Coster, who settled in Iowa in 1849; Adolph Koester, who settled in Philadelphia in 1856.

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    2. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    3. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    4. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    5. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    6. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    7. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    8. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    9. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
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    The Costor Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Costor 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 09:02.

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