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Multiple Origins for the Surname Guest



The surname Guest is derived from the Old English word "giest," which in turn comes from the Old Norse Word "gestr," both of which mean "guest" or "stranger." This name was most likely originally a nickname for a guest or stranger, which then became a hereditary surname.

Guest Early Origins



The surname Guest was first found in County Worcestershire where Richard Thomas Guest held lands and manors in the county of Worcestershire in 1275, as listed in the Subsidy Rolls for that county. Perhaps the earliest record of the name is of Beowoldus Gest, who lived in 1100 as listed in the book "Old English Bynames."

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Guest Spelling Variations


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Guest Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Gest, Gist, Guest and others.

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Guest Early History


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Guest Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Guest research. Another 282 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1275, 1327, 1377, 1706, and 1759 are included under the topic Early Guest History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Guest Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Guest Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 21 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Guest 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:

Guest Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Elizabeth Guest, who arrived in Maryland in 1637
  • Walter Guest, who arrived in Maryland in 1640
  • Geo Guest, who arrived in Virginia in 1647
  • George Guest purchased landed in Virginia in 1647
  • Anthony Guest made the voyage to Virgnia in 1663
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Guest Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas R Guest, aged 21, landed in New York in 1812
  • John Guest, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1840
  • Joseph Guest, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1874

Guest Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Guest, English convict from Gloucester, who was transported aboard the "America" on April 4, 1829, settling in New South Wales, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 26) America voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1829 with 176 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/america/1829
  • Thomas Guest, aged 38, a farm labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Marion"
  • Thomas Guest, aged 27, a farm labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Marion"
  • Eliza Guest, aged 12, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "John Banks"
  • Elizabeth Guest, aged 9, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "John Banks"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Guest Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Guest, aged 25, a shoemaker, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ocean Mail" in 1875
  • Emma Guest, aged 22, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ocean Mail" in 1875
  • William Guest, aged 42, a gas stoker, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ionic" in 1884
  • Hannah Guest, aged 42, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ionic" in 1884

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Contemporary Notables of the name Guest (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Guest (post 1700)



  • William Franklin Guest (1941-2015), American R&B/soul singer, best known for his work with Gladys Knight & the Pips; he was Gladys Knight's cousin
  • James A. Guest, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Senator from Vermont, 1982
  • George Guest (b. 1866), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 1904, 1912 (alternate)
  • Elizabeth Polk Guest (1910-1990), American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 1944, 1948
  • Cassie L. Guest, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives from Wayne County 4th District, 1950, 1952
  • Calvin Guest, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1980
  • Anna Lee Guest, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1932
  • Michael E. Guest (b. 1957), American politician, U.S. Ambassador to Romania, 2001-04
  • Orten Guest, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives from Wayne County 18th District, 1960
  • Raymond R. Guest (1939-2001), American Republican politician, Banker; Member of Virginia State House of Delegates, 1973-99
  • ... (Another 15 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Guest Historic Events


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Guest Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. Alan Guest (b. 1923), English Band Boy serving for the Royal Marine from Bilston, Staffordshire, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

RMS Titanic

  • Mr. Robert Guest (d. 1912), aged 32, English Third Class passenger from London who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking

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Suggested Readings for the name Guest


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Suggested Readings for the name Guest



  • Guest-Guess, History and Lineage in America by Alta Louise Biggs Martin.
  • Our Guest Is Your Guess: With Related Families of Biss, Jones, Gimbel, and Gist: Including Over One Thousand Surnames by Patricia Ann Guest.

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Guest Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 26) America voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1829 with 176 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/america/1829

Other References

  1. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  3. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  4. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  5. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  6. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  8. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  9. 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).
  10. 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.
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The Guest Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Guest 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 9 January 2017 at 09:15.

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