Kost History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Kost surname is derived from the personal names Kosty and Kost, which are pet forms of the male given name Konstanty, which is the Polish form of the name Constantine. The name Constantine is a derivative of the Latin name Constantinus, which means steadfast and faithful. This name was borne by the first Christian ruler of the Roman Empire, Constantine the Great (280-337). Constantine rebuilt the city named Byzantium, renamed it Constantinople and made it the capital city of the Eastern Roman Empire. Constantinople is the modern city of Istanbul, Turkey.


United States Kost migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Kost Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Johan Jung Kost, who arrived in New York in 1709 [1]
  • John Henry Kost, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1741 [1]
  • Johann Martin Kost, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1750 [1]
  • Frantz Kost, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1753 [1]
  • Frederick Kost, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1765 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Kost Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Bonefautz Kost, who arrived in Somerset County, Pennsylvania in 1834 [1]
  • Francis Kost, who landed in Somerset County, Pennsylvania in 1837 [1]
  • Maternus Kost, who arrived in Somerset County, Pennsylvania in 1837 [1]
  • H F Kost, who landed in New York, NY in 1850 [1]
  • Philip Kost, aged 33, who landed in New York, NY in 1873 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Kost (post 1700) +

  • Thomas H. Kost, American Democrat politician, Mayor of Lindenhurst, New York, 1973-75 [2]
  • Sadie Kost, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 22nd District, 1918 [2]
  • Otto Kost, American politician, Candidate for Mayor of Lindenhurst, New York, 1953 (Democratic), 1955 (Independent)
  • David L. Kost, American politician, Member of Missouri State Senate 4th District, 1885-86


  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 2016, November 24) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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