Coston Family Crest, Coat of Arms and Name History


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Coston Origin:


Origin of Coston:

This is an interesting name, with different spellings like Cost(a)in, Costen, Costin, etc. It has two specific available origins, the first and the most similar being a variation of the old male provided name Costen or Costin., itself belonging from the Latin Constantine, (familiarly Costantine), belong to “constans” which means adamant and sincere. The name was famous all over Europe having been borne by the first Christian king of the Roman Empire, Constantine the Great (280-337), and represented in England by the Normans. One, Willelmus Filius (son of) Constantini is listed in the Domesday Book of 1086, and A Herbert Herbert Filius Constantini or Costin in 1207, in the “Curia Regis Rolls of Norfolk”. In the Isle of Man, the surname is a shortened form of Mac Austeyn, from Mac Augustin for example, “son of Augustin”. The forms Mac Coisten and Mac Costen were listed there in 1511. On February 1624, Simon Costan married Bridget Carr in Hillingdon, London. One Thomas Costain married Kate Birch at St. Martin-in-the-Fields, London on May 1846.


Some common variations are: Couston, Coyston, Cowston, Coaston, Costone, Coiston, Costono, Costton, Cooston, Costn.


The very first recorded spelling of the family was shown to be that of Hen Costen, dated 1182, in the “Pipe Rolls of Leicestershire”. It was during the time of King Henry II who was known to be the “Builder of Churches,” 1154 – 1189. The origin of surnames during this period became a necessity with the introduction of personal taxation. It came to be known as Poll Tax in England. Surnames all over the country began to develop, with unique and shocking spelling varieties of the original one.

United States of America:

Individuals with the surname Coston settled in the United States in three different centuries respectively in 17th, 18th, and 19th. Some of the people with the name Coston who settled in the United States in the 17th century included William Coston, who came to America in 1678.

People with the name Coston who settled in the United States in the 18th century included Hanna Coston, who came to Maryland sometime between the years 1725 and 1726. Hannah Coston who arrived in Annapolis, Maryland in 1726 and Hannah Coston settled in Maryland in 1726 in the 18th century.

People with the name Coston who settled in the United States in the 19th century included Daniel Coston at the age of 50 arrived in Maine in 1812.


people with the name Coston who settled in Canada in the 19th century included Thomas Coston, who arrived in Ontario in the year 1871.


People with the name Coston who settled in the United States in the 19th century included John Coston arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship “Navarino” in the year 1849.

Here is the population distribution of the last name Caston: United States 5,556; England 269; France 306; Scotland 20; New Zealand 7; Russia 6; Qatar 2; Australia 11; Canada 75; South Africa 256.

Notable People:

Bernadette Coston (born 1989), is a South African field hockey player. At the 2012 Summer Olympics, she played with the South Africa women’s national field hockey team in the women’s tournament.

Henry Coston (1910–2001), was a French journalist, writer and Nazi assistant. He was also a French anti-Judaistic journalist and conspiracy philosopher. After attending the Action francaise, he was promoted by journalist Edouard Drumont and took over his newspaper La Libre Parole (an anti-Judaistic paper famous during the Dreyfus settlement) in the 1930s. He had earlier studied business editing at La France Ouvriere with Henry Charbonneau. At the same time, he created an “Anti-Judaistic Youth” organization which demanded “for the expulsion of Jews from French life.” In the run-up to World War II, he was also in close connection with Ulrich Fleischhauer, German administrator of an internationally delivered anti-Jewish promotion newsletter, the Welt-Dienst.

Jeff Coston (born 1955), American golfer.

Junius Coston (born 1983), American football player. He was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the fifth round of the 2005 NFL Draft.

Martha Coston (1826–1904), was an American inventor and business woman, famous for her creation of the Coston flare, a device used by ships at sea.

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Blazons & Genealogy Notes

1) Notes: None. Blazon: Or, on a bend sable three croages crosslet argent.
2) Notes: None. Blazon: D’azur à trois fers de flèche d’or.