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Cust is an ancient Anglo-Saxon surname that came from the female personal names Custance and Constance. These medieval names are derived from the Latin name Constantia, which was originally a female form of the name Constantis, which means steadfast or faithful. Cust provides an example of a metronymic surname. Names of this type are derived from the given name of the original bearer's mother.

Cust Early Origins



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.

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Cust Spelling Variations


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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.

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Cust Early History


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Cust Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cust research. Another 177 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1379, 1690, 1631, 1834, 1701, 1622, 1700, 1679 and 1685 are included under the topic Early Cust History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cust Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cust Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 23 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cust 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



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, arrived in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1822

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cust (post 1700)


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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

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    2. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    3. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    4. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    5. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    6. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    7. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    9. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    10. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
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    The Cust Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cust 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 August 2013 at 16:20.

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