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Where did the German Quast family come from? What is the German Quast family crest and coat of arms? When did the Quast family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Quast family history?The roots of the distinguished surname Quast lie in the region of Pomerania. The name literally means "whisk" or "frond," and was used to indicate the bathhouse operator, whose duty it was to rub the bathers with a "quast." Alternatively, the name Quast may be derived from "Quast," the name of a city located in Mecklenburg. In this case, the name would have been initially borne by someone who hailed from this city.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Quast, Quastt, Kwast, Quest, Questd and others.
First found in North Germany, where it is thought to have originated. The earliest known bearer of the name was Arnold Quast, who was a citizen of Rostock in 1314. The young Quast family was a major contributor during this early period, playing a crucial role in the development of medieval German society.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Quast research. Another 167 words(12 lines of text) covering the years 1314, 1331, 1349, 1613, 1620, 1670, 1814, and 1891 are included under the topic Early Quast History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 32 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Quast Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Quast Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
- Johannes Quast, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1772
- Johann Nicolaus Quast, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1774
Quast Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
- F W Quast, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850
- Adolpf Quast, who landed in America in 1866
- Henry Quast, aged 18, arrived in America in 1882
Quast Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century
- Charlotte Quast, aged 2, who landed in America from Hohomwestend, in 1902
- Johann Quast, aged 49, landed in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1909
- Anna Quast, aged 24, who settled in America from Neuenfelde, Germany, in 1910
- Clara Quast, aged 48, who emigrated to the United States from Reuenfelden, Germany, in 1914
- Hertha Quast, aged 16, who landed in America from Wulsdorf, Germany, in 1921
- Anne Quast (b. 1937), American golfer
- Brad Quast (b. 1968), American all-conference football player
- Willi Quast (b. 1905), German pianist
- Werner "Quax" Quast (1920-1962), German Luftwaffe ace and recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
- Philip Quast (b. 1957), Australian actor perhaps best known for his role as Inspector Javert in the Les Misérables
- Peter Quast (1606-1647), Dutch painter and engraver
- Matthijs Quast (d. 1641), Dutch explorer in the seventeenth century
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The Quast Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Quast 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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