Roost History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Roost family

The surname Roost was first found in Kent where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1016 when Cenwold Rust held estates in that county.

Important Dates for the Roost family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Roost research. Another 128 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1148, 1455, 1487, 1511, 1670, 1649, 1650, 1661, 1662, 1606, 1694, 1563, 1588 and 1637 are included under the topic Early Roost History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Roost Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Rust, Ruste, Roost, Roust, Roast and others.

Early Notables of the Roost family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include George Rust (died 1670), English divine, Bishop of Dromore, a native of Cambridge. He became a fellow of Christ's College in 1649, and proceeded M.A. in 1650. Soon after the Restoration, Rust was invited to Ireland by his fellow-townsman Jeremy Taylor, ordained deacon and priest on the same day, 7 May 1661, and made dean of Connor in August. In 1662 he was presented by...
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Roost migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Roost Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Johan Roost, who landed in New York in 1709 [1]
Roost Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Henry Roost, who landed in Ohio in 1886 [1]

Roost migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Roost Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Hans Conrad Roost, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1742
  • Jacob Roost, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1757
  • Barb Roost, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1757

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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)
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