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Where did the English Kesterson family come from? What is the English Kesterson family crest and coat of arms? When did the Kesterson family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Kesterson family history?The ancestry of the name Kesterson dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived in Chester, which is the capital city of the county of Cheshire, which lies on the border between England and Wales; it is the northernmost county on the border. Devastated in the 11th century by border wars between William the Conqueror and the Welsh, Cheshire's border with Wales fluctuated over the next several centuries. Today, the western portion of the Domesday era county is in Wales.
Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Kesterson have been found, including Chester, Chestere, Chesters, Cheaster, Chister, Chestare and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kesterson research. Another 331 words(24 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kesterson History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Kesterson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Kesterson, or a variant listed above:
Kesterson Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Vincit qui patitur
Motto Translation: He conquers who endures.
The Kesterson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kesterson 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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