Show ContentsCusty History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Custy comes for the original Irish Mac Oiste (Mac Coiste) and has many variants.

Early Origins of the Custy family

The surname Custy was first found in Connacht (Irish: Connachta, (land of the) descendants of Conn). Family tradition holds that the surname originated with Roger (Hodge) Merrick, a Mayo Welshman killed in 1276, and that the name is derived from Hodge a pet-form of Roger.

Early History of the Custy family

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Custy Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Hosty, MacHosty, Custy, Hasty, MacCusty, MacCosty, MacHostie, MacHoste, MacCoiste, MacQuist and many more.

Early Notables of the Custy family

Notable amongst the family name at this time was

  • the MacCusty family of Dunmore, County Galway

United States Custy migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Custy Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Bridget and Mary Custy, who landed in Philadelphia in 1850
  • Mike Custy, who was naturalized in Colorado in 1886

The Custy Motto +

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Ung Dieu, ung loy, ung foy
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