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Kerstetter Early Origins



The surname Kerstetter 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.

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Kerstetter Spelling Variations


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Kerstetter 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.

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Kerstetter Early History


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Kerstetter Early History



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 and printed products wherever possible.

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Kerstetter Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kerstetter Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Kerstetter Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Marion Kerstetter, aged 20, who settled in America, in 1910
  • Arthur Edward Kerstetter, aged 18, who emigrated to the United States from Prentise, Wisc, in 1923
  • Herman Henry Kerstetter, aged 14, who emigrated to Prentice, Wisc., in 1924

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kerstetter (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kerstetter (post 1700)



  • William E. Kerstetter (1913-1996), American academic, President of DePauw University (1963 to 1975)
  • Private First Class Dexter J Kerstetter (1907-1972), American soldier, awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor in 1945

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Kerstetter Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    2. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    4. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    5. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    6. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    7. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    9. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
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    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.

    This page was last modified on 23 March 2015 at 04:50.

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