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Hester Early Origins



The surname Hester was first found in Yorkshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Hester Spelling Variations


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Hester Spelling Variations



Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Hester family name include Haster, Hasster, Hester and others.

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Hester Early History


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Hester Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hester research. Another 86 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1273 and 1593 are included under the topic Early Hester History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hester Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hester Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 16 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hester Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hester In Ireland


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Hester In Ireland



Some of the Hester family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 34 words (2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Hester surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Hester Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Hester, who landed in Virginia in 1700
  • Kasper Hester, who arrived in New York in 1709
  • Jacob Hester, who sailed to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1753
  • Jacob Hester, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1753
  • Joh Ludwig Hester, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1753
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hester Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Daniel Hester, who arrived in Maryland in 1844
  • L. B. Hester to San Francisco in 1850
  • H. J. Hester to Texas in 1860
  • Joseph J Hester, who arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1860
  • August Hester to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1864
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hester Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Mrs. Bridget Hester, aged 32 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Lord Sandon" departing from the port of Cork, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle In July 1847 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 33)
  • Mr. Thomas Hester, aged 4 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Lady Milton" departing from the port of Liverpool, England but died on Grosse Isle In July 1847 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 33)

Hester Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Hester, English convict from Buckinghamshire, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on July 29th, 1823, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 151 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1823
  • William Hester arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Emily" in 1849
  • William Hester, aged 22, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Emily"
  • Samuel Hester arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Amity Hall" in 1850
  • John Hester, aged 20, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Tantivy"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hester Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Emma Hester, aged 19, a waitress, arrived in Otago aboard the ship "Dallam Tower" in 1875

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hester (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hester (post 1700)



  • Hubert Dwane "Hoot" Hester (1951-2016), American fiddle player, multi-instrumentalist, and country music and bluegrass artist, longtime member of the Grand Old Opry's staff band
  • Major-General John Hutchinson Hester (1886-1976), American Commanding General Tank Destroyer Center, Camp Hood, Texas (1943-1944)
  • Brigadier-General Hugh Bryan Hester (1895-1983), American Commanding General Australian Base Command, Services of Supply (1944-1945)
  • Charles L. Hester, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1972, 1980
  • Mrs. Cecil W. Hester, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Georgia, 1948, 1952
  • C. Floyd Hester, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for U.S. Senator from Kansas, 1942, 1948, 1956; Prohibition Candidate for U.S. Representative from Kansas 6th District, 1946
  • Benjamin Hester, American politician, Member of North Carolina House of Commons from Granville County, 1818
  • Dene O. Hester, American politician, Mayor of Harrison, Arkansas, 1959
  • E. Smith Hester, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oklahoma, 1952; Oklahoma Democratic State Chair, 1955
  • Edward Hester, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Colorado, 1956
  • ... (Another 24 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Hester Historic Events


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Hester Historic Events




HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Charles Hester, British Able Seaman, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking

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Suggested Readings for the name Hester


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Suggested Readings for the name Hester



  • Genealogy of the Bennington Family: Which Originated in Harford County, Maryland, with Notes on Other Bennington Families by William Hall.
  • Hester Genealogy: A Story of Some Descendants of John Hester, an Early Settler of Fleming County, Kentucky, Who Arrived in America in the Year 1740, Including a Genealogy an Many Collateral Families by Hester Geraldine Lester Searl.

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 33)
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 151 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1823

Other References

  1. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  2. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  3. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  4. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  6. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  7. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  8. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  9. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  10. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  11. ...

The Hester Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hester 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.

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