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The surname McCosty comes for the original Irish Mac Oiste (Mac Coiste) and has many variants.

McCosty Early Origins



The surname McCosty was first found in Connacht (Irish: Connachta, (land of the) descendants of Conn). Family tradition holds that the surname originated with Roger (Hodge) Merrick, a Mayo Welshman killed in 1276, and that the name is derived from Hodge a pet-form of Roger.

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McCosty Spelling Variations


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McCosty Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Hosty, MacHosty, Custy, Hasty, MacCusty, MacCosty, MacHostie, MacHoste, MacCoiste, MacQ Uist and many more.

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McCosty Early History


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McCosty Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McCosty research. Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early McCosty History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McCosty Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McCosty Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: William Husty, who landed in Quebec in 1832; Charles Hosty, who immigrated to New York in 1847; Margaret Hosty, who arrived in New York in 1850; Bridget and Mary Custy, who landed in Philadelphia in 1850.

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Ung Dieu, ung loy, ung foy
Motto Translation: Ung Dieu, ung loy, ung foy.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. MacLysaght, Edward. Mores Irish Familes. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0).
    2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    3. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
    4. Read, Charles Anderson. The Cabinet of Irish Literature Selections from the Works of the Chief Poets, Orators and Prose Writers of Ireland 4 Volumes. London: Blackie and Son, 1884. Print.
    5. 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.
    6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    8. Somerset Fry, Peter and Fiona Somerset Fry. A History of Ireland. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1993. Print. (ISBN 1-56619-215-3).
    9. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    10. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
    11. ...

    The McCosty Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McCosty 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 4 July 2014 at 13:25.

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