Jost History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Jost family

The surname Jost 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 Jost family

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

Jost 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 Jost family (pre 1700)

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Jost migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Jost Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Anna Jost, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1709 [1]
  • Catharina Jost, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1709 [1]
  • Johanna Jost, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1709 [1]
  • Jacob Jost, and his wife Eva Barbara Ries and their son, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1727
  • Hans Casper Jost, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1733 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Jost Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Johannes Jost, who landed in America in 1832 [1]
  • Benedict Jost, who landed in America in 1837 [1]
  • Anastasius, I Jost, who landed in North America in 1838 [1]
  • John Henry Jost, aged 63, who arrived in Missouri in 1839 [1]
  • Joseph Jost, who landed in Indiana in 1852 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Jost migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Jost Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • 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 Jost (post 1700)

  • Colin Jost, American television writer and stand up comedian
  • Larry Jost (b. 1920), American sound engineer
  • Henry Lee Jost (1873-1950), Democratic Mayor of Kansas City
  • Jerry Jost, American sound engineer
  • Paul Jost, American businessman and conservative activist
  • Jon Jost (b. 1943), American director, cinematographer and writer
  • Henry Lee Jost (1873-1950), American Democrat politician, Mayor of Kansas City, Missouri, 1912-16; U.S. Representative from Missouri 5th District, 1923-25 [2]
  • Charles Jost, American politician, Member of California State Assembly 8th District, 1871-73 [2]
  • Walter Jost (1896-1945), highly decorated German Generalleutnant in the Wehrmacht during World War II
  • Christian Jost (b. 1963), German composer, conductor and pianist
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Jost family

Bismarck
  • Erich Jost (1906-1941), German Sanitätsmaat who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [3]

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 20) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  3. ^ Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from https://www.bismarck-class.dk/bismarck/crew/bismarck_crew.html#crew_details
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