The ancient roots of the Kastning family are found in the German state of Bavaria
. Kastning was a local
name, 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 Kastning family
The surname Kastning 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.
Early History of the Kastning family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kastning research.Another 389 words (28 lines of text) covering the years 1306, 1468, 1565, 1635, 1810, 1769, 1741, 1800 and 1773 are included under the topic Early Kastning History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Kastning Spelling Variations
Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia
. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations
of Kastning include Kaestner, Kastner, Kestner, Kastener, Kaestener, Kestener, Cestner, Kesstner, Kaesstner, Kasstner, Castner, Caestner, Koestner, Kostner, Coestner and many more.
Early Notables of the Kastning family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the name Kastning 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... Another 47 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kastning Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Kastning family to the New World and Oceana
German settlers were among the most common to come to North America between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries. Poverty and religious persecution drove many Bavarians to make this long trek. tenant
farmers were also enticed by the prospect of owning land. From east to west, these German immigrants populated the United States, settling in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada also provided homes to many. Early settlers bearing the Kastning surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Paul Kastner, who settled in Germantown, Pennsylvania between 1683 and 1709; Conrad, Georg, and Peter Castner, who all arrived in New York City in 1709.
Contemporary Notables of the name Kastning (post 1700)
- Kevin Kastning (b. 1961), American multiple award winning guitarist, composer and musical instrument inventor