Anglo-Saxon name Kemster comes from when its first bearer worked as a comber of wool or flax.
Early Origins of the Kemster family
Cambridgeshire, where they held a family seat from early times.
Early History of the Kemster family
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Kemster Spelling Variations
Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Kemster include Kemper, Kempster, Kemster and others.
Early Notables of the Kemster family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kemster family to the New World and Oceana
Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Kemster or a variant listed above:
Kemster Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
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