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Where did the German Kerstens family come from? What is the German Kerstens family crest and coat of arms? When did the Kerstens family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Kerstens family history?
Spelling variations of this family name include: Karstens, Karsten, Carsten, Carstens, Kersten, Kaersten, Kaerstens, Kerstens, Kirsten, Kirstens, Karst (short form), Kerst, Karsthens, Karsthen, Carsthen, Carsthens, Kersthen, Kaersthen, Kaersthens, Kersthens, Kirsthen, Kirsthens, Karsth (short form), Kersth and many more.
First found in Austria, where the family became noted for its many branches within the region, many houses acquiring a status and influence which rivaled that of the landed aristocracy. In their later history some branches were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they distinguished themselves through their contributions to the social, political, and economic developments of the nation.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kerstens research. Another 244 words(17 lines of text) covering the year 1819 is included under the topic Early Kerstens History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 41 words(3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kerstens Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Casper Carsten, who settled in Germantown, Pennsylvania between 1683-1710. Johan Heinrich Carstens settled in Germantown in 1709. Johann Jacob Karst landed in Philadelphia in 1733.
The Kerstens Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kerstens 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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