× Home
×

Family Crest and History Search
House of Names
FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
An excerpt from www.HouseOfNames.com archives copyright © 2000 - 2016


The German state of Bavaria is the ancestral home of the Köstner family. Köstner is a local name. Köstner is a name for someone who lived in Franconia where their name rose to prominence through their involvement in the social and cultural affairs of the area.

Köstner Early Origins



The surname Köstner 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.

Close

Köstner Spelling Variations


Expand

Köstner Spelling Variations



Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations of Köstner include Kaestner, Kastner, Kestner, Kastener, Kaestener, Kestener, Cestner, Kesstner, Kaesstner, Kasstner, Castner, Caestner, Koestner, Kostner, Coestner and many more.

Close

Köstner Early History


Expand

Köstner Early History



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

Close

Köstner Early Notables (pre 1700)


Expand

Köstner Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the name Köstner 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 Köstner Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

The Great Migration


Expand

The Great Migration



European migration to North America began in the mid-17th century and continued unabated until the mid-20th. Many Bavarians made the long trip to escape poverty or persecution based on their religious beliefs. The chance for tenant farmers to own their own land was also a major drawing card. They settled all across the United States in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many came to Canada also, settling in Ontario and the prairie provinces. Analysis of immigration records has shown some of the first Köstners to arrive in North America, and among them were:

Köstner Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Emilie Kostner, aged 30, who emigrated to the United States, in 1893
  • Johann Kostner, aged 24, who emigrated to the United States, in 1896

Köstner Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Anna Kostner, aged 19, who landed in America from Bichel, Austria, in 1909
  • Heinrich Kostner, aged 18, who landed in America from Schollnach, Germany, in 1910
  • Alexander Kostner, aged 31, who settled in America from Teuschnitz, Germany, in 1911
  • Georg Kostner, aged 4, who emigrated to America from Teuschnitz, Germany, in 1911
  • Anna Kostner, aged 17, who emigrated to the United States from Prerizel, Austria, in 1912
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Close

Contemporary Notables of the name Köstner (post 1700)


Expand

Contemporary Notables of the name Köstner (post 1700)



  • Joseph O. Kostner, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1924
  • Walter Köstner (1936-1960), German fencer who represented the Unified Team of Germany in 1960 and 1964
  • Michael Kostner (b. 1969), German football coach and a former player
  • Lorenz-Günther Köstner (b. 1952), retired German footballer
  • Patrick Kostner (b. 1988), Austrian footballer
  • Isolde Kostner (b. 1975), Italian two-time gold, silver and bronze medalist Alpine skier, Italian flag bearer at the opening ceremony of the 2002 Olympics
  • Carolina Kostner (b. 1987), Italian six-time gold medalist figure skater, the 2012 World champion

Close

Köstner Family Crest Products


Expand

Köstner Family Crest Products




Close

See Also


Expand

See Also




Close

Citations


Expand

Citations



    Other References

    1. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    2. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    7. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    8. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    9. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    11. ...

    The Köstner Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Köstner 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 24 November 2016 at 06:51.

    Sign Up

      


    FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
    House of Names on Facebook
    Follow Houseofnames on Twitter
    Houseofnames on Pinterest