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Meaning and Origin of: Koster

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First name origins & meanings:

  • American : Spiritual

First name variations

Last name origin & meaning:

  • Dutch and North German : status name for a sexton, Middle Dutch coster(e).
  • North German (Köster) : occupational nickname or status name for a day laborer who owned no land, from Middle Low German koster, from kossater ‘cottager’.
  • South German : occupational name for a wine taster, from kosten ‘to taste’.
  • Jewish (Ashkenazic) : occupational name for a grocer or provisioner, from German Koster ‘provisions’, ‘foodstuffs’ + the agent suffix -er.