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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.

Kost Early Origins




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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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
  • John Henry Kost, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1741
  • Johann Martin Kost, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1750
  • Frantz Kost, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1753
  • Frederick Kost, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1765
  • ... (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
  • Francis Kost, who landed in Somerset County, Pennsylvania in 1837
  • Maternus Kost, who arrived in Somerset County, Pennsylvania in 1837
  • H F Kost, who landed in New York, NY in 1850
  • Philip Kost, aged 33, landed in New York, NY in 1873

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kost (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kost (post 1700)



  • Thomas H. Kost, American Democrat politician, Mayor of Lindenhurst, New York, 1973-75
  • Sadie Kost, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 22nd District, 1918
  • 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

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    2. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    3. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    4. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    5. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    6. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    7. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    8. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    9. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    10. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    11. ...

    The Kost Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kost 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 24 November 2016 at 06:51.

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