The noble French surname Cousteau is of local
origin, deriving from a geographic feature near where the initial bearer once resided. In this instance, the name is derived from the French word "cote," which, in a geographic sense, means "by the coast."
Early Origins of the Cousteau family
The surname Cousteau was first found in Languedoc
where this illustrious family held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Cousteau family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cousteau research.Another 368 words (26 lines of text) covering the years 1593, 1650, 1696, 1700, 1704, 1790, 1791, 1792, 1808, 1816, and 1877 are included under the topic Early Cousteau History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Cousteau Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Lacoste, Lacostes, La Coste, La Costes, Lacauste, Lacaustes, La Caustes, La Causte, De Lacoste, De Lacostes, De Lacauste, De Lacaustes, Coste, Cost, Coust, Couste, Caust, Costes, Causte, Caustes, Decoteau, Costil, Cotel, Coteau and many more.
Early Notables of the Cousteau family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cousteau family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: B. Lacoste, aged 30; settled in New Orleans in 1821; Emily LaCoste, aged 22; settled in New York in 1822; Felix LaCoste, aged 29; settled in New York in 1822.
Contemporary Notables of the name Cousteau (post 1700)
- Anne Jacques François Cousteau de Labarrère, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 CITATION[CLOSE]
Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, February 13) Anne Cousteau. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
- Jacques Yves Cousteau (1910-1997), famous marine explorer who invented the aqua-lung and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom