Cust is an ancient Anglo-Saxon
surname that came from the female personal names Custance
These medieval names are derived from the Latin name Constantia,
which was originally a female form of the name Constantis,
which means steadfast
Cust provides an example of a metronymic
surname. Names of this type are derived from the given name of the original bearer's mother.
Early Origins of the Cust family
The surname Cust was first found in Lincolnshire
where they held a family seat
as Lords of the Manor of Belton, a village near Grantham, which, at the taking of the Domesday Book
census in 1086 consisted of a Church and 5 mills. It was the King's land. From their early beginnings, for the next few centuries, the family name also acquired other estates or manors as branches established themselves throughout England
. The major conflicts of the eras, such as the War of the Roses, the English Reformation
, and the English Civil War sometimes found them to be in opposing camps, with conflicting interests.
Early History of the Cust family
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Cust Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Cust has been recorded under many different variations, including Cust, Custe, Coust, Coost, Cuss and others.
Early Notables of the Cust family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cust family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Cust or a variant listed above:
Cust Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Christopher Cust who arrived in America in 1746
Cust Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Joseph Cust, aged 40, who arrived in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1822 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
Contemporary Notables of the name Cust (post 1700)
- Sir Lionel Henry Cust (1859-1929), English art historian
- Sir Richard Cust, 2nd Baronet
- Sir John Cust PC (1718-1770), 3rd Baronet, a British politician, Speaker of the House of Commons from 1761 to 1770
- Adelbert Wellington Brownlow Cust (1844-1921), 3rd Earl Brownlow, British Conservative politician
- Robert Needham Cust (1821-1909), British colonial administrator