Origins Available: Dutch
Early Origins of the Beste family
The surname Beste was first found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in South Holland, a province of Holland, the most crowded province of the Netherlands
. The principal cities are Rotterdam, Leyden and Shiedam. Noted is the famed castle of Teilengen where Jacqueline of Bavaria
is buried. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.
Early History of the Beste family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Beste research.Another 279 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1829, 1610 and 1674 are included under the topic Early Beste History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Beste Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Best, Beste, Bestes, Bestt, Besst, Beest, Beests, Bestte, van Best and many more.
Early Notables of the Beste family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Beste family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: those recorded from the mid 17th century onward in the great migration from Europe to the New World.
Contemporary Notables of the name Beste (post 1700)
- Henry Digby Beste (1768-1836), English writer and aristocratic convert to Catholicism
- Esther Beste, Actress
- Conrad Beste, German screenwriter