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The surname Kersten 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.
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.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kersten research. Another 244 words (17 lines of text) covering the year 1819 is included under the topic Early Kersten History in all our PDF Extended History products
Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kersten Notables in all our PDF Extended History products
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Kersten Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Johannes Kersten, who landed in New York, NY in 1782
- Joh Justus Kersten, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1791
Kersten Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Joh Herm Kersten, who landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1833
- Herm Kersten, who arrived in America in 1834
- Jacob Kersten, aged 36, arrived in Missouri in 1844
- Hermann Kersten, aged 27, landed in Missouri in 1849
- Emil Kersten, who landed in Arkansas in 1889
- Charles Joseph Kersten (1902-1972), American Republican politician, U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 5th District, 1947-49, 1951-55; defeated, 1948, 1954, 1956
- Alfred Kersten, American politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Erie County 8th District, 1911
- William C. Kersten (b. 1955), American composer and filmmaker
- Charles Joseph Kersten (1902-1972), American politician, U.S. Representative from Wisconsin
- Peter Kersten (1958-1980), German bronze medalist rower at the 1980 Summer Olympics
- Krystyna Kersten (1931-2008), Polish historian and a professor
- Mark Raymond Kersten (b. 1950), Australian politician, National Party member of the New South Wales Legislative Council (1995 to 1999)
- Gerrit Hendrik Kersten (1882-1948), Dutch Christian minister and politician
- Ben Kersten (b. 1981), Australian gold and silver medalist racing cyclist
- Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
- Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
- Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
- Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
- Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
- Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
- Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
- Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
- Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
- Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
The Kersten Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kersten Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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