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Where did the German Kasner family come from? What is the German Kasner family crest and coat of arms? When did the Kasner family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Kasner family history?The German state of Bavaria is the ancestral home of the Kasner family. Kasner is a local name, first used as a surname for someone who lived in Franconia where their name rose to prominence through their involvement in the social and cultural affairs of the area.
In the medieval era, many different cultural groups lived in the German states. There are thus many regional variations of German surnames from that era. Westphalians spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations of the name Kasner include Kaestner, Kastner, Kestner, Kastener, Kaestener, Kestener, Cestner, Kesstner, Kaesstner, Kasstner, Castner, Caestner, Koestner, Kostner, Coestner and many more.
First found in Franconia, where the name was an integral part of the feudal society which would shape modern European history. Many prominent branches of the family would strive to make this name renowned as they contributed to the social, economic and political affairs of the region.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kasner research. Another 265 words(19 lines of text) covering the years 1306, 1468, 1565, 1635, 1741, 1769, 1773, 1800, and 1810 are included under the topic Early Kasner History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 94 words(7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kasner Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
European migration to North America began in the mid-17th century and continued unabated until the mid-20th. Many Bavarians made the long trip to escape poverty or persecution based on their religious beliefs. The chance for tenant farmers to own their own land was also a major drawing card. They settled all across the United States in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many came to Canada also, settling in Ontario and the prairie provinces. Analysis of immigration records has shown some of the first Kasners to arrive in North America, and among them were:
Kasner Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Kasner Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Kasner Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kasner Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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