Karsten History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Karsten family

The surname Karsten was first found in Austria, where the family became noted for its many branches within the region, many houses acquiring a status and influence which rivaled that of the landed aristocracy. In their later history some branches were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they distinguished themselves through their contributions to the social, political, and economic developments of the nation.

Early History of the Karsten family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Karsten research. Another 107 words (8 lines of text) covering the year 1819 is included under the topic Early Karsten History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Karsten Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Karstens, Karsten, Carsten, Carstens, Kersten, Kaersten, Kaerstens, Kerstens, Kirsten, Kirstens, Karst (short form), Kerst, Karsthens, Karsthen, Carsthen, Carsthens, Kersthen, Kaersthen, Kaersthens, Kersthens, Kirsthen, Kirsthens, Karsth (short form), Kersth and many more.

Early Notables of the Karsten family (pre 1700)

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United States Karsten migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Karsten Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Elisa Karsten, who settled in Texas in 1846
  • Elisa Karsten, who landed in Texas in 1846 [1]
  • Elizabeth V Karsten, aged 24, who arrived in New York, NY in 1847 [1]
  • Annigje Karsten, aged 10, who arrived in New York, NY in 1847 [1]
  • Hendrik Harms Karsten, aged 16, who arrived in New York, NY in 1847 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Karsten (post 1700) +

  • Frank M. Karsten (1913-1992), American politician, Democratic United States Representative from Missouri
  • Adrian Karsten (1960-2005), U.S. college football sideline reporter for ESPN
  • Karl Johann Bernhard Karsten (1782-1853), German mineralogist
  • Gustav Karl Wilhelm Hermann Karsten (1817-1908), German botanist and geologist
  • George Karsten (1863-1937), German botanist
  • Sophie Karsten (1783-1862), Swedish dancer at the Royal Swedish Ballet
  • Petter Adolf Karsten (1834-1917), Finnish mycologist, the "father of Finnish mycology"
  • Elisabeth Charlotta Karsten (1783-1856), Swedish painter
  • Ekaterina Karsten (b. 1972), Belarusian gold, silver and bronze Olympic medalist rower
  • Christoffer Christian Karsten (1756-1827), Swedish opera singer

Bismarck
  • Herbert Karsten (1921-1941), German Matrosengefreiter who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [2]
  • Hans Karsten (1918-1941), German Funkmaat who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [2]


  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. ^ Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from https://www.bismarck-class.dk/bismarck/crew/bismarck_crew.html#crew_details


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