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The Cästner surname first began to be used in the German state of Bavaria, some time after the 12th century, when hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules, and names that were derived from locations became particularly common. The family name Cästner is a local surname. Originally denoting the proprietorship of an estate or influence within a village, the German preposition von, which means from or of, used with local names, was taken as a mark of aristocracy. The surname Cästner was given to someone who lived in Franconia where their name rose to prominence through their involvement in the social and cultural affairs of the area.

Cästner Early Origins



The surname Cästner was first found in Franconia, where the name was an integral part of the feudal society which would shape modern European history. Many prominent branches of the family would strive to make this name renowned as they contributed to the social, economic and political affairs of the region.

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Cästner Spelling Variations


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Cästner Spelling Variations



One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Cästner include Kaestner, Kastner, Kestner, Kastener, Kaestener, Kestener, Cestner, Kesstner, Kaesstner, Kasstner, Castner, Caestner, Koestner, Kostner, Coestner and many more.

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Cästner Early History


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Cästner Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cästner research. Another 389 words (28 lines of text) covering the years 1306, 1468, 1565, 1635, 1810, 1769, 1741, 1800 and 1773 are included under the topic Early Cästner History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cästner Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cästner Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the name Cästner in this period include Franz de Paula Andreas Joseph Bonaventura Castner von Collenbach (b.1769), Lord of the estate Collenbach near Staubing in Bavaria, who distinguished himself as a lawyer and major of the Bavarian regiment of Viechtach. Johann Georg Christian Kestner...

Another 47 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cästner Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



The great European flow of migration to North America, which began in the middle of the 17th century and continued into the 20th century, was particularly attractive to those from Bavaria who wished to escape either poverty or religious persecution. For many Bavarian tenant farmers, the chance to own their own land was a major incentive. So the widespread colonization of the United States began in 1650, when many immigrants from Germany settled in pockets in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. In Canada, German settlement centered in Ontario and the prairie provinces. Among those of this surname listed in various historical records were:

Cästner Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Conrad, Georg, and Peter Castner, who all arrived in New York City in 1709
  • Conrad Castner, who arrived in New York in 1709-1710
  • Georg Castner, who landed in New York in 1709-1710
  • Peter Castner, who landed in New York in 1709-1710
  • Johann Conrad Castner, who arrived in New York, NY in 1710
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Cästner Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Mr. Castner, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cästner (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cästner (post 1700)



  • Lawrence V. Castner (1902-1949), American fencer at the 1924 Summer Olympics
  • Hamilton Young Castner (1858-1899), American industrial chemist, recipient of the John Scott Medal (1889) and the Elliott Cresson Medal (1897)
  • Paul Henry Castner (1897-1986), American Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Michael Castner, American journalist, television host and radio personality
  • Susan Castner, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oregon, 2008
  • Susan Castner, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arizona, 2004

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Citations


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    Other References

    1. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    3. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    7. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    8. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    10. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
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    The Cästner Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cästner Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 20 October 2015 at 15:11.

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