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Early Origins of the Kaster family

The surname Kaster was first found in Prussia and Denmark, where the name emerged in medieval times as one of the notable families of the region. From the 13th century the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation. Kaster is a village in West Flanders, Belgium.

Early History of the Kaster family

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Kaster Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Kesten, Kersten, Kirstein, Kasten, Kistein and many more.

Early Notables of the Kaster family

Notable figures of the time with the name Kaster were

  • Today Kaster is a village in West Flanders, Belgium and as of 2005 had population of 803...

Kaster Ranking

In the United States, the name Kaster is the 13,248th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]

United States Kaster migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Kaster Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Casper Kaster, aged 37, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1748 [2]
  • Peter Kaster, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1765 [2]
Kaster Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Aalbert H Kaster, aged 30, who arrived in New York in 1812 [2]
  • Andres Kaster, who settled in Baltimore in 1892
Kaster Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Carl Kaster, who arrived in Illinois sometime between 1857 and 1906

Contemporary Notables of the name Kaster (post 1700) +

  • Adam Kaster, American actor, known for his work on The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), Deliver Us from Evil (2014) and Blind Date
  • Carrie Kaster, American actress, known for her work on Only Now Existing's Escape Artist (2015), Cognition (2012) and I (Almost) Got Away with It (2010)
  • Bethany Kaster (b. 1984), Canadian assistant editor and post-production assistant, known for her work on What's Up Warthogs! (2010), Pride of Lions (2014) and Recipe to Riches (2011)

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  2. 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) on Facebook