Origins Available: English
Jaster is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon
origin and comes from the family once having lived in Chester, which is the capital city of the county of Cheshire
, which lies on the border between England
and Wales; it is the northernmost county on the border. Devastated in the 11th century by border wars between William the Conqueror and the Welsh
, Cheshire's border with Wales
fluctuated over the next several centuries. Today, the western portion of the Domesday era county is in Wales.
Early Origins of the Jaster family
The surname Jaster was first found in Derbyshire
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times.
Early History of the Jaster family
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Jaster 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 Jaster family name include Chester, Chestere, Chesters, Cheaster, Chister, Chestare and many more.
Early Notables of the Jaster family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Jaster 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 Jaster surname or a spelling variation of the name include:
Jaster Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Ludwig Jaster, who arrived in New York, NY in 1868
- Wilhelm Jaster, aged 45, who emigrated to the United States from Wiesensec, in 1897
- Christian Jaster, aged 18, who landed in America from Witoczyn, in 1899
Jaster Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Pauline Jaster, aged 54, who landed in America from Berlin, in 1900
- Bertha Jaster, aged 16, who emigrated to America from Witoszyn, in 1902
- Helene Jaster, aged 29, who emigrated to the United States from Berlin, Germany, in 1912
- Afred Jaster, aged 25, who settled in America from Berlin, Germany, in 1913
- Bernhardt Jaster, aged 12, who emigrated to the United States from Leipzig, Germany, in 1923
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Contemporary Notables of the name Jaster (post 1700)
- Larry Edward Jaster (b. 1944), American former left-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball
- Mildred R. Jaster, American Democrat politician, Member of Democratic National Committee from Ohio, 1939-40; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1940, 1944 CITATION[CLOSE]
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The Jaster Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Vincit qui patitur
Motto Translation: He conquers who endures.