Kost Family History
Kost Name Meaning
German Dutch Polish and Ukrainian; Rusyn (in Slovakia mainly Kosť): from a (medieval) vernacular short form of local equivalents (for some of the Slavic ones see Kostyk ) of the Latin personal names Constantius and Constantinus (see Constant Constantine ). Ukrainian and Polish; Czech (also Kosť) and Slovak (mainly Kosť): nickname for a bony angular person from Ukrainian and Czech kost Slovak kosť Polish kość ‘bone’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for a grocer from German Kost ‘provisions food’. In some cases also an American shortened form of any Slavic surname beginning with Kost-. Compare Cost .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022