Decoster History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The noble French surname Decoster 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 Decoster family

The surname Decoster was first found in Languedoc where this illustrious family held a family seat from ancient times.

Important Dates for the Decoster family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Decoster research. Another 323 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1593, 1650, 1700, 1790, 1791, 1808, 1792, 1816, 1877, 1696 and 1704 are included under the topic Early Decoster History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Decoster Spelling Variations

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 Decoster family (pre 1700)

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Decoster migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Decoster Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Mr. Gilles Decoster, French settler travelling to Canada for work arriving on 16th April 1647 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Decoster (post 1700)

  • Richard J. DeCoster (b. 1921), American Democrat politician, Elected Missouri State House of Representatives from Lewis County 1964 [2]
  • Joseph C. DeCoster, American politician, Mayor of Highland Park, New Jersey, 1952-53 [2]
  • F. A. DeCoster, American politician, Member of South Dakota State House of Representatives 38th District, 1891-92 [2]
  • Adam De Coster, Sound Department


  1. ^ Debien, Gabriel. Liste Des Engagés Pour Le Canada Au XVIIe Siècle. Vol. 6, Laval University, 1952. (Retreived 24th May 2018). Retrieved from
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 11) . Retrieved from
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