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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 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 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 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
  • Joseph C. DeCoster, American politician, Mayor of Highland Park, New Jersey, 1952-53
  • F. A. DeCoster, American politician, Member of South Dakota State House of Representatives 38th District, 1891-92
  • Adam De Coster, Sound Department

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    3. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. 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).
    6. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
    7. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    8. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    10. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
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    The Decoster Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Decoster 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 11 November 2015 at 10:51.

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