Jooste History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Jooste family

The surname Jooste was first found in the Rhineland, where this family was a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Always influential in social affairs, the name Jost became an integral part of that turbulent region as it forged alliances with other families within the region and the nation.

Important Dates for the Jooste family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jooste research. Another 95 words (7 lines of text) covering the year 1719 is included under the topic Early Jooste History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Jooste Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Jost, Joste, Jostes, Jostt, Jostts, Jostte, Josttes, Josst, Jossts, Joost, Joosts, Joostt, Yost and many more.

Early Notables of the Jooste family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Jooste Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Jooste family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Jacob Jost, and his wife Eva Barbara Ries and their son, who came to Pennsylvania in 1727; Adam Jost, one of the Hessian Troops in the American War for Independence, who was recorded in Quebec in 1776.

Contemporary Notables of the name Jooste (post 1700)

  • Tobi Jooste, South African singer, model, writer and television personality
  • Pamela Jooste, South African novelist awarded the 1998 Commonwealth Writers' Prize
  • Leon Jooste (b. 1969), Namibian politician and businessperson

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