The Surname of Custer
Custer - America
Americanized spelling of German Köster or Küster ‘sexton’ (see Kuster). English: variant of Coster.
Kuster (also Küster or Köster) - German
The name Kuster is a status name for a sexton or churchwarden, Middle High German kuster (Late Latin custor ‘guard’, ‘warden’). The umlaut of the modern form is due to association with other agent nouns in -er, from Old High German -ari (Latin -arius).
Kušter - Slovenian
The name Kušter is a nickname for a person with disheveled hair, from kušter ‘tuft of hair’, ‘towhead’.
Coster - English
The name Coster is a metonymic occupational name for a grower or seller of costards (Anglo-Norman French, from coste ‘rib’), a variety of large apples, so called for their prominent ribs. In some cases, it may have been a nickname (from the same word) for a person with an apple-shaped (i.e. round) head.
Coster - Dutch
The name Coster is a status name for a churchwarden, from Late Latin custor ‘guard’, ‘warden’. Variant spelling of German Koster.
* Coat of Arms belonged to families and/or individual persons. People with the Surname of Custer came from England, Germany, the Netherlands & many other places. Custer from a different countries would have a different Coat of Arms.