Diest History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Diest family

The surname Diest 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 North Holland, a province of the Netherlands. The principal cities are Amsterdam, Haarlem and Hilversum. It was the seat of the old Counts of Holland. Seat of one of the oldest families is Brederode Castle near Haarlem. There are many old and quaint towns in the province. including Medemblik, Enkhuizen, Hoorn, Edam, and Monnikendam. 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 Diest family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Diest research. Another 88 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1687 and 1743 are included under the topic Early Diest History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Diest Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Diest, Diesst, Dieste, Deist, Deisten, Diester, Diestern, Diestorff, Diestermann and many more.

Early Notables of the Diest family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Diest Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Diest migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Diest Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Diest, who arrived in Illinois in 1872
  • George Diest, who settled in Illinois in 1896


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