Doust History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Doust family

The surname Doust was first found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in South Holland, a province of Holland, the most crowded province of the Netherlands. The principal cities are Rotterdam, Leyden and Shiedam. Noted is the famed castle of Teilengen where Jacqueline of Bavaria is buried. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family. Originally the family were known as the Duyst van de Werff.

Important Dates for the Doust family

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Doust Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Duyst, Duyts, van Duyst, van der Duyst, Doist and many more.

Early Notables of the Doust family (pre 1700)

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Doust migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Doust Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Katharine Doust, who settled in Illinois in 1850
  • Arthur Doust, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1892
  • Arthur W. Doust, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1898
Doust Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Walter Norman Doust, who settled in Kansas in 1920

Doust migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Doust Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Elizabeth W. Doust, who arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Blue Jacket" in 1865

Contemporary Notables of the name Doust (post 1700)

  • Heber Doust Cutris (1872-1942), American astronomer

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