This unusual name has a Coat of Arms of a Cross Cantoned with four Silver Lions, all on a black field, the name being well recorded in the London area, and although much less so, in the county of Nottingham from the early 18th Century. It has two possible derivations, one from Austro-Germany (Beust) and the other medieval English (Beste), although both have the same meaning which is "The Keeper of the Cattle" or a nickname for a large, strong and ferocious warrior. The name development includes Jane Bust who married George Marshall on 28th October, 1704 at Farndon in Nottingham, whilst Elizabeth Mary Bust was recorded at the Church of St. Gregory and St. Paul in 1616. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Judyth Buste. which was dated 1580, Married Robert Hausted at St. James, Clerkenwell, London. during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, Good Queen Bess, 1558 - 1603. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.
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