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Gester History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: Dutch, English


Early Origins of the Gester family


The surname Gester was first found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in South Holland, a province of Holland, the most crowded province of the Netherlands. The principal cities are Rotterdam, Leyden and Shiedam. Noted is the famed castle of Teilengen where Jacqueline of Bavaria is buried. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.

Early History of the Gester family


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Another 209 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1701 and 1715 are included under the topic Early Gester History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Gester Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Gasten, Gastem, Gastheim, Gesten, Geston, Gestones, Gostyn and many more.

Early Notables of the Gester family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Gester family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gester Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Sebastian Gester, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1798
  • Sebastian Gester, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1798 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Gester Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Martin Gester, who arrived in Allegany County, Pennsylvania in 1855
  • Martin Gester, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1855 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Contemporary Notables of the name Gester (post 1700)


  • Dr. Matthias Gester, physicist
  • Lena Gester, Actress
  • Solveig Gester, Actress
  • Göran Gester, Cinematographer
  • Sten Gester, Actor
  • Keith Gester, Make-Up Department

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  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)

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