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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."

Decoster Early Origins



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

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Decoster Early History


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Decoster Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Decoster research. Another 368 words (26 lines of text) covering the years 1593, 1650, 1696, 1700, 1704, 1790, 1791, 1792, 1808, 1816, and 1877 are included under the topic Early Decoster History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Decoster Spelling Variations


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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.

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Decoster Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Decoster Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Decoster 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Decoster Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Gilles DeCoster, who landed in Canada in 1647

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Contemporary Notables of the name Decoster (post 1700)


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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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Joseph C. DeCoster, American politician, Mayor of Highland Park, New Jersey, 1952-53 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • F. A. DeCoster, American politician, Member of South Dakota State House of Representatives 38th District, 1891-92 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Adam De Coster, Sound Department

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