Early Origins of the Destes family
The surname Destes 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.
Early History of the Destes family
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Early Notables of the Destes 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... Another 211 words (15 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Destes Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Destes family to the New World and Oceana
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.