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Where did the English Nester family come from? What is the English Nester family crest and coat of arms? When did the Nester family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Nester family history?
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Nester has undergone many spelling variations, including Ness, Nest, Nessi, Nas, Nassi, Nesti, Nass, Noss, Nestor and many more.
First found in Sussex where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1185 when Nest de Barri held lands.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Nester research. Another 148 words(11 lines of text) covering the years 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Nester History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Nester Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Nester were among those contributors:
Nester Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Nester Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
Nester Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century
The Nester Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Nester 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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