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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.

Jaster Early Origins



The surname Jaster was first found in Derbyshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

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Jaster Spelling Variations


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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.

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Jaster Early History


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Jaster Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jaster research. Another 331 words (24 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Jaster History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Jaster Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Jaster Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Jaster 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



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
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Jaster (post 1700)


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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

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Motto


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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.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    2. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    3. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    4. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    6. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    9. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    10. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
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    The Jaster Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Jaster 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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