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Bavaria, Germany is the ancestral home of the Kästner family. The Kästner surname evolved as a local name for a family that lived in Franconia where their name rose to prominence through their involvement in the social and cultural affairs of the area.

Kästner Early Origins



The surname Kästner 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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Kästner Spelling Variations


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Kästner 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 Kästner include Kaestner, Kastner, Kestner, Kastener, Kaestener, Kestener, Cestner, Kesstner, Kaesstner, Kasstner, Castner, Caestner, Koestner, Kostner, Coestner and many more.

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Kästner Early History


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Kästner Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kästner 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 Kästner History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kästner Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kästner Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the name Kästner 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 Kästner 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



Thousands of German settlers came to North America between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries. The hardships of the long voyage were balanced by the opportunity to escape poverty and religious persecution. The descendents of these settlers still populate the states of Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many also live in Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Kästner or a variant listed above:

Kästner Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Paul Kastner, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1691-1692

Kästner Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Paul Kastner, who settled in Germantown, Pennsylvania between 1683 and 1709
  • Johan Kastner, who landed in New York in 1709
  • Johannes Kastner, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1741
  • Adam Kastner, who arrived in North Carolina in 1748
  • Christian Kastner, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1750
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Kästner Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Rosine Wilhelmine Auguste Kastner, who landed in America in 1854
  • Wolfgang Kastner, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1868
  • Daniel Kastner, who arrived in St Clair County, Illinois in 1868
  • Frank Kastner, who landed in St Clair County, Illinois in 1874
  • Frederick Kastner, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1878
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kästner (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kästner (post 1700)



  • Marc A. Kastner (b. 1945), American physicist
  • Danny Kastner, American musician, composer, director, producer, and entrepreneur
  • Elliott Kastner (1930-2010), American film producer
  • Erich Kästner (1900-2008), last documented World War I veteran who fought for the German Empire
  • Erich Kurt Kästner (1911-2005), Academy Award-winning German movie camera designer
  • Detlef Kästner (b. 1958), German retired Olympic boxer
  • Abraham Gotthelf Kästner (1719-1800), German mathematician and epigrammatist
  • Bruno Kastner (1890-1932), German stage and film actor, screenwriter and film producer
  • Erich Kastner (1899-1974), one of the most popular German writers and journalists of the 20th century
  • Daphna Kastner (b. 1961), Canadian film and television actress, screenwriter and film director
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    2. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    3. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    5. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    6. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    7. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    8. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    10. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
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    The Kästner Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kästner 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 28 August 2016 at 15:07.

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