Este History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Este family

The surname Este was first found in Ferrara, a city and comune in Emilia-Romagna, northern Italy, capital city of the Province of Ferrara. History dates the city back to 753. It was at war with Venice in 1471. It is a walled city and notable is the Church of S.Cristoforo. Knitted goods and shawls are made. This very distinguished family held seats in Ferrara, Padova and Modena as early as 972. Castle d'Este was begun at an early date. The Marchese d'Este was the first of the line.In those ancient times only persons of rank, the podesta, clergy, city officials, army officers, artists, landowners were entered into the records. To be recorded at this time was in itself a family honor.

Important Dates for the Este family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Este research. Another 110 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1288, 1344, 1415, 1395, 1415, 1474, 1539, 1479, 1520, 1509, 1572, 1476, 1534, 1531, 1607, 1413, 1471, 1450, 1591, 1644, 1628, 1629, 1610 and 1658 are included under the topic Early Este History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Este Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Este, Estes, d'Estes, Destes and others.

Early Notables of the Este family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the family was Azzo X d'Este (1344-1415), an Italian condottiero, a member of the House of Este, Born into a cadet branch of the family, he contested the seigniory of Ferrara to the young Niccolò III, an illegitimate son of marquess Alberto d'Este who was under the protection of Pope Benedict IX and Venice, after a failed attempt to poison him, Azzo created a compagnia of mercenaries, with the supports of some Este vassals, invasions of the Ferrara territory was crushed by Azzo da Castello, and he retired to the Modenese, With help of Giovanni da Barbiano...
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Migration of the Este family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Loutsay Piteine Deste, who settled in Louisiana in 1720; Hans Ernst Deste, who arrived in Louisiana in 1720; Jean Estes, who came to New York in 1832.

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