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Gester Early Origins



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.

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Gester Spelling Variations


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Gester Spelling Variations



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

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Gester Early History


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Gester Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gester research. 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.

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Gester Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gester Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Gester 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



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

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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gester (post 1700)


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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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Gester Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    2. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    4. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    5. Jameson, John Franklin. Narratives of New Netherland 1609-1664. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1909. Print.
    6. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    7. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    8. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    9. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    10. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
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    The Gester Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gester 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 15 May 2014 at 14:55.

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