Carsten History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Carsten family

The surname Carsten was first found in Austria, where the family became noted for its many branches within the region, many houses acquiring a status and influence which rivaled that of the landed aristocracy. In their later history some branches were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they distinguished themselves through their contributions to the social, political, and economic developments of the nation.

Early History of the Carsten family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Carsten research. Another 107 words (8 lines of text) covering the year 1819 is included under the topic Early Carsten History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Carsten Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Karstens, Karsten, Carsten, Carstens, Kersten, Kaersten, Kaerstens, Kerstens, Kirsten, Kirstens, Karst (short form), Kerst, Karsthens, Karsthen, Carsthen, Carsthens, Kersthen, Kaersthen, Kaersthens, Kersthens, Kirsthen, Kirsthens, Karsth (short form), Kersth and many more.

Early Notables of the Carsten family (pre 1700)

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United States Carsten migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Carsten Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Jansen Carsten, who landed in New York in 1656 [1]
  • Carsten Carsten, aged 17, who landed in New Netherland(s) in 1659 [1]
Carsten Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Casper Carsten, who settled in Germantown, Pennsylvania between 1683-1710
Carsten Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John F Carsten, who landed in Charleston, South Carolina in 1837 [1]
  • Johann Carsten, aged 45, who arrived in Missouri in 1849 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Carsten (post 1700) +

  • Calvin F. Carsten (b. 1915), American politician, Member of Nebraska Unicameral Legislature 2nd District, 1971 [2]
  • Carsten Carlberg (b. 1963), German biochemist
  • Carsten Anker (1747-1824), Norwegian politician
  • Carsten Bunk (b. 1960), German gold medalist rower for East Germany in the 1980 Summer Olympics
  • Carsten Sänger (b. 1962), German former footballer who played from 1980 to 1999 and managed from 1997 to 2010
  • Carsten Linke (b. 1965), retired German professional footballer who played from 1988 to 2003
  • Carsten Greve (b. 1965), Danish professor at Copenhagen Business School
  • Carsten Peter Thiede OCF KStJ (1952-2004), German archaeologist and New Testament scholar, best known for his interpretation of some of the Greek Dead Sea Scrolls fragments
  • Carsten "Erle" Wolters (b. 1969), retired German footballer who played from 1992 through 2008
  • Carsten Klee (b. 1970), former German footballer

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 12) . Retrieved from on Facebook
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