Kerstein History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Kerstein family

The surname Kerstein 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.

Important Dates for the Kerstein family

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

Kerstein 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 Kerstein family (pre 1700)

Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kerstein Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Kerstein family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Casper Carsten, who settled in Germantown, Pennsylvania between 1683-1710. Johan Heinrich Carstens settled in Germantown in 1709. Johann Jacob Karst landed in Philadelphia in 1733.

Contemporary Notables of the name Kerstein (post 1700)

  • Joseph Kerstein, American politician, Candidate for New York State Senate 45th District, 1926; Candidate for New York State Assembly from Monroe County 2nd District, 1928 [1]

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Citations

  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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