Kost Family History
Kost Name Meaning
German, Dutch, Czech, etc.: from the personal name Kost, a vernacular short form of the Latin personal name Constantius or Constantinus (see Constant, Constantine). Polish, Czech, and German (of Slavic origin): from Slavic kost ‘bone’, ‘knucklebone’, probably a nickname for a thin, angular person. Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for a grocer, from German Kost ‘provisions’, ‘food’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press