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Hester History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Early Origins of the Hester family


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

Early History of the Hester family


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.

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.

Early Notables of the Hester family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Hester family to 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.

Migration of the Hester family to the New World and Oceana


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 [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)
  • Kasper Hester, who arrived in New York in 1709 [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)
  • Jacob Hester, who sailed to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1753
  • Jacob Hester, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1753 [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)
  • Joh Ludwig Hester, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1753 [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)
  • ... (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 [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)
  • 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 [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)
  • 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 [2]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 [2]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 [3]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, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Emily" in 1849 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The EMILY 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Emily.htm
  • William Hester, aged 22, who arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Emily" [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The EMILY 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Emily.htm
  • Samuel Hester, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Amity Hall" in 1850 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) AMITY HALL 1850. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850AmityHall.gif
  • John Hester, aged 20, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Tantivy"
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Hester Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

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

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) [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2012, March 12) John Hester. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Hester/John_Hutchinson/USA.html
  • Brigadier-General Hugh Bryan Hester (1895-1983), American Commanding General Australian Base Command, Services of Supply (1944-1945) [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2012, March 12) Hugh Hester. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Hester/Hugh_Bryan/USA.html
  • Phil Hester (b. 1966), American comic book artist, penciller and writer
  • Phillip Doyce Hester (b. 1955), American senior Vice President of R&D at National Instruments
  • Carolyn Hester (b. 1937), American folk singer and songwriter
  • Devin Hester (b. 1982), American football wide receiver
  • James McNaughton Hester (b. 1924), American university official and a Chevalier of the French Legion of Honour
  • Charles L. Hester, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1972, 1980 [8]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Mrs. Cecil W. Hester, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Georgia, 1948, 1952 [8]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • ... (Another 24 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Hester family



HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Charles Hester, British Able Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking [9]CITATION[CLOSE]
    HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html

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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Citations


  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)
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ 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
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The EMILY 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Emily.htm
  5. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) AMITY HALL 1850. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850AmityHall.gif
  6. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2012, March 12) John Hester. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Hester/John_Hutchinson/USA.html
  7. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2012, March 12) Hugh Hester. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Hester/Hugh_Bryan/USA.html
  8. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  9. ^ HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html

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