Crost History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of England produced the name of Crost. It was given to a strong-willed person. The surname Crost was originally derived from the Old French word crouste, which means crust of bread, and was used to describe someone who was "hard as crust."

Early Origins of the Crost family

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

Early History of the Crost family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Crost research. Another 101 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1109, 1208, 1273, 1327, and 1668 are included under the topic Early Crost History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Crost 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 Crost has appeared include Crust, Cruste, Crouste, Crost, Croste, Crusta, Crast and many more.

Early Notables of the Crost family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Crost Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Crost family

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 Crost arrived in North America very early: Thomas Crust who sailed to Virginia in 1620.



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