Kasner History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The German state of Bavaria is the ancestral home of the Kasner family. Kasner is a local name, first used as a surname for someone who lived in Franconia where their name rose to prominence through their involvement in the social and cultural affairs of the area.
Early Origins of the Kasner family
The surname Kasner was first found in Franconia, where the name was an integral part of the feudal society which would shape modern European history. Many prominent branches of the family would strive to make this name renowned as they contributed to the social, economic and political affairs of the region.
Important Dates for the Kasner family
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Kasner Spelling Variations
In the medieval era, many different cultural groups lived in the German states. There are thus many regional variations of German surnames from that era. Westphalians spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations of the name Kasner include Kaestner, Kastner, Kestner, Kastener, Kaestener, Kestener, Cestner, Kesstner, Kaesstner, Kasstner, Castner, Caestner, Koestner, Kostner, Coestner and many more.
Early Notables of the Kasner family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the name Kasner in this period include Franz de Paula Andreas Joseph Bonaventura Castner von Collenbach (b.1769), Lord of the estate Collenbach near Staubing in Bavaria, who distinguished himself as a lawyer and major of the Bavarian regiment of Viechtach. Johann Georg Christian Kestner...
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Kasner migration to the United States
European migration to North America began in the mid-17th century and continued unabated until the mid-20th. Many Bavarians made the long trip to escape poverty or persecution based on their religious beliefs. The chance for tenant farmers to own their own land was also a major drawing card. They settled all across the United States in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many came to Canada also, settling in Ontario and the prairie provinces. Analysis of immigration records has shown some of the first Kasners to arrive in North America, and among them were:
Kasner Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Andreas Kasner, who arrived in New York in 1709 
Kasner Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- B Kasner, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 
Contemporary Notables of the name Kasner (post 1700)
- Stephen Kasner (b. 1970), American painter and illustrator
- Edward Kasner (1878-1955), American mathematician, tutor on Mathematics at Columbia University
- Marliese Kasner (b. 1982), Canadian World Junior Championship curler
- ^ 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)