Type Surname (from occupation)
Usage German (Anglicized)
Pronounced Pron. KUS-tər
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Contributor Contrib.anonymous on 1/1/2012
Anglicization of the German surname Köster or Küster, literally "sexton". A famous bearer was George Custer (1839-1876), the American cavalry general. General Custer and his army were defeated and killed by Sioux and Cheyenne forces under Sitting Bull in the Battle of Little Bighorn (1876; also known colloquially as Custer's Last Stand).