The ancestry of the name Kesterson dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived in Chester, which is the capital city of the county of Cheshire
, which lies on the border between England
and Wales; it is the northernmost county on the border. Devastated in the 11th century by border wars between William the Conqueror and the Welsh
, Cheshire's border with Wales
fluctuated over the next several centuries. Today, the western portion of the Domesday era county is in Wales.
Early Origins of the Kesterson family
The surname Kesterson was first found in Derbyshire
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times.
Early History of the Kesterson family
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Kesterson Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Kesterson have been found, including Chester, Chestere, Chesters, Cheaster, Chister, Chestare and many more.
Early Notables of the Kesterson family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kesterson family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Kesterson, or a variant listed above:
Kesterson Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Samuel Kesterson, aged 29, who landed in America, in 1907
- Fred Kesterson, aged 35, who settled in Little Rock, in 1920
Contemporary Notables of the name Kesterson (post 1700)
- Lorna J. Kesterson (1925-2012), American journalist, newspaper editor and politician, the first female Mayor of Henderson, Nevada
- Tanner Kesterson, American tournament golfer from Texas
- Pete Kesterson, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 2008 CITATION[CLOSE]
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- David Kesterson (b. 1948), Canadian novelist
The Kesterson Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Vincit qui patitur
Motto Translation: He conquers who endures.