Yost History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Yost family

The surname Yost was first found in the Rhineland, where this family was a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Always influential in social affairs, the name Jost became an integral part of that turbulent region as it forged alliances with other families within the region and the nation.

Important Dates for the Yost family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Yost research. Another 95 words (7 lines of text) covering the year 1719 is included under the topic Early Yost History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Yost Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Jost, Joste, Jostes, Jostt, Jostts, Jostte, Josttes, Josst, Jossts, Joost, Joosts, Joostt, Yost and many more.

Early Notables of the Yost family (pre 1700)

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Yost migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Yost Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Hiester Yost, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1740
  • Francis Yost, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1755 [1]
  • Nicholas Yost, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1755 [1]
  • Casper Yost, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1760 [1]
  • Michael Yost, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1764 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Yost Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Frederick Yost, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1804 [1]
  • George Peter Yost, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1833 [1]
  • George Peter Yost, who was naturalized in Allegheny Co. Pennsylvania in 1833
  • John Nicholas Yost, who landed in Maryland in 1837 [1]
  • Jacob Yost, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1845 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Yost migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Yost Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Peter Yost, who arrived in Manitoba in 1874

Contemporary Notables of the name Yost (post 1700)

  • William B. Yost, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Graham, Virginia, 1889-90 [2]
  • William Yost, American politician, Mayor of Salina, Kansas, 1968-69 [2]
  • S. M. Yost, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 1860 [2]
  • Robert W. Yost, American Republican politician, Candidate for West Virginia State House of Delegates from Mercer County, 1952 [2]
  • Robert Lloyd Yost (1922-1990), American politician, U.S. Ambassador to Burundi, 1972; Dominican Republic, 1978-82 [2]
  • Lenna Lowe Yost (1878-1972), American Republican politician, Member of Republican National Committee from West Virginia, 1924-32 [2]
  • John L. Yost, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1896 [2]
  • Joseph R. Yost, American Republican politician, Member of Virginia State House of Delegates 12th District; Elected 2011 [2]
  • John H. Yost, American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Vernon; Elected 1918 [2]
  • Jerry Yost, American Republican politician, Candidate for Texas State House of Representatives 7th District; Candidate in primary for Texas State Senate 1st District, 2002 [2]
  • ... (Another 33 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 2) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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