Gerster History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Gerster family

The surname Gerster was first found in Baden, where the name was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.

Important Dates for the Gerster family

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Gerster Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Gerst, Garst, Gerster, Garster, Garstel, Gerstel and others.

Early Notables of the Gerster family (pre 1700)

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Gerster migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gerster Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Anna Gerster, who settled in Carolina in 1736
  • Hans Georg Gerster, who landed in Germantown, Pennsylvania in 1736 [1]
  • Heini Gerster, who landed in America in 1736 [1]
  • Casper Gerster, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1748 [1]
  • Henrich Gerster, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1749 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Gerster Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Samuel Gerster, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1803 [1]
  • Paul Gerster, who arrived in Valdivia, Chile in 1850 [1]
  • Auguste Gerster, who arrived in North America in 1852
  • Matthias Gerster, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1871 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Gerster (post 1700)

  • Louis Gerster, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Pesth, 1884; U.S. Vice & Deputy Consul in Budapest, 1892-98 [2]

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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