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Fester Early Origins



The surname Fester was first found in Northumberland where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Fester Spelling Variations


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Fester Spelling Variations



The name Fester, appeared in many references, and from time to time, the surname was spelt Forrester, Forester, Forrest, Forster, Foster, Forrestor and many more.

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Fester Early History


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Fester Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fester research. Another 215 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1379, 1589, 1663, 1648, 1681, 1617, 1692, 1635, 1698 and are included under the topic Early Fester History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Fester Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Fester Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family name during their early history was Sir John Forster; Sir Robert Foster (1589-1663), an English judge and Chief Justice of the King’s Bench; John Foster (1648-1681), the earliest American engraver and the first Boston...

Another 37 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Fester Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Fester In Ireland


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Fester In Ireland



Some of the Fester family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 173 words (12 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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 New World beckoned as many of the settlers in Ireland, known as the Scotch/Irish, became disenchanted. They sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlanti c. Some called them, less romantically, the "coffin ships." Amongst the early settlers who could be considered kinsmen of the Fester family, or who bore a variation of the surname Fester were

Fester Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Feelix Fester, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1740
  • Felix Fester, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1740

Fester Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Casper Fester, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pe in 1855
  • Thomas Fester, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1873

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    2. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    3. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    4. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    5. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    6. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    8. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    9. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    10. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    11. ...

    The Fester Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Fester 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 March 2014 at 14:07.

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