lacoste History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The noble French surname lacoste is of local origin, deriving from a geographic feature near where the initial bearer once resided. In this instance, the name is derived from the French word, "cote," which in a geographic sense, means, "by the coast."

Early Origins of the lacoste family

The surname lacoste was first found in Languedoc where this illustrious family held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the lacoste family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our lacoste research. Another 323 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1593, 1650, 1700, 1790, 1791, 1808, 1792, 1816, 1877, 1696 and 1704 are included under the topic Early lacoste History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

lacoste Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Lacoste, Lacostes, La Coste, La Costes, Lacauste, Lacaustes, La Caustes, La Causte, De Lacoste, De Lacostes, De Lacauste, De Lacaustes, Coste, Cost, Coust, Couste, Caust, Costes, Causte, Caustes, Decoteau, Costil, Cotel, Coteau and many more.

Early Notables of the lacoste family (pre 1700)

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United States lacoste migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

lacoste Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John LaCoste, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1813 [1]
  • Joseph Lacoste, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1813 [1]
  • Laurenta Lacoste, aged 21, settled in New Orleans in 1820
  • P. Lacoste, aged 66, settled in Philadelphia in 1820
  • William Lacoste, who settled in Mississippi in 1820
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name lacoste (post 1700) +

  • Paul Victor Lacoste (b. 1974), American football linebacker in the CFL
  • Lucien LaCoste (1908-1995), American physicist and metrologist, inventor of the zero-length spring in 1932
  • Paul V. Lacoste, American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for Mississippi, 1972 [2]
  • Louis Lacoste, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1908 [2]
  • Jean Laurent Juslin de Lacoste -Duvivier, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [3]
  • Pierre Jean-Baptiste Lacoste de Fontenille, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [4]
  • Jean Étienne Clément- Lacoste, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [3]
  • Yves Lacoste (b. 1929), French geographer and geopolitician
  • Robert Lacoste (1898-1989), French politician
  • Catherine Lacoste (b. 1945), French amateur golfer who won the 1967 U.S. Women's Open as a 22-year-old amateur
  • ... (Another 7 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  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 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  3. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, March 25) Jean Lacoste. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
  4. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, March 25) Pierre Lacoste. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html


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