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Value: This interesting name, with variant spellings Cost(a)in, Costen, Costin etc., has two distinct possible origins, the first and most likely being a derivative of the Medieval male given name Costen or Costin, itself coming from the latin Constantine, (familiarly Costantine), from 'constans' meaning steadfast and faithful. The name was popular throughout Europe having been borne by the first Christian ruler of the Roman Empire, Constantine the Great (280-337), and was introduced into England by the Normans. One, Willelmus Filius (son of) Constantini was recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086, and a Herbert Filius Constantini or Costin in the 1207, 'Curia Regis Rolls of Norfolk'. In the Isle of Man, the surname is a contraction of Mac Austeyn, from Mac Augustin i.e. 'son of Augustin', from the Latin 'augere', to increase or become. The forms Mac Coisten and Mac Costen were recorded there in 1511. On February 16th 1624, Simon Costan and Bridget Carr were married in Hillingdon, London. One Thomas Costain married Kate Birch at St. Martin-in-the-Fields, London on May 31st 1846. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Hen Costen, which was dated 1182, in the 'Pipe Rolls of Leicestershire', during the reign of King Henry 11, known as 'The builder of churches', 1154 - 1189. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to 'develop' often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.


Hail to aunts, who serve as audience,
Although at times it may be from afar!
Pleased to tender sympathy and sense;
Pleased to leave the inner door ajar.
Yet near or distant, the need remains the same:
Mothers could use extra tongues and ears,
Offering the care without the claim,
The friendship with the expertise of years.
However much an aunt is heard or seen,
Even though proximity is best,
Relationships depend on what they mean --
"Tis love that puts all reticence to rest.
So let us sing to aunts, that they may be
Delighted with their role, deservedly --
A speaking part in which the words they say
Yield fruit that nourishes an unseen day.

- Genealogical tree of family - Trungu gjenealogjik i një familjeje të familjes - شجرة النسب العائلية - Родословно дърво на семейството - Családfa családi - Genealogical cây của gia đình - Árbore Xenealoxía da familia - Stamboom van de familie - Γενεαλογικό δέντρο της οικογένειας - Genealogical træ i familien - אילן יוחסין של המשפחה - Pohon silsilah keluarga - Árbol genealógico de la familia - L'albero genealogico della famiglia - Arbre genealògic de la família - 族譜樹的家庭 - 가족의 가계도 - Ģenealoģiskie koku ģimenes - Genealoginiai medį šeimos - Ġenealoġiċi siġra tal-familja - Stammbaum der Familie - Genealogiske treet av familien - Drzewo genealogiczne rodziny - Árvore genealógica da família - Arbore genealogic al familiei - Генеалогическое древо семьи - Генеалошко стабло породице - Genealogické strom rodiny - Genealoško drevo družine - Puno ng angkan ng pamilya - เกี่ยวกับวงศ์วานต้นไม้ของครอบครัว - Aile soyağacı - Генеалогічне древо семьи - Genealogical puu perhe - Arbre généalogique de la famille - परिवार की वंशावली - Genealoško stablo obitelji - Genealogický strom rodiny - Genealogical träd i familjen - Genealogical tree pere - 家族の家系ツリー -
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