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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.
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.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kerstetter research. Another 244 words (17 lines of text) covering the year 1819 is included under the topic Early Kerstetter History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kerstetter Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Kerstetter Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
The Kerstetter Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kerstetter 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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