Early Origins of the Gestten family
The surname Gestten 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 Gestten family
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Gestten Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Gasten, Gastem, Gastheim, Gesten, Geston, Gestones, Gostyn and many more.
Early Notables of the Gestten family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Gestten family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: those recorded from the mid 17th century onward in the great migration from Europe to the New World.