Kirsten History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Kirsten family

The surname Kirsten 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.

Early History of the Kirsten family

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

Kirsten 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 Kirsten family (pre 1700)

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

United States Kirsten migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Kirsten Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Rosind Kirsten, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1762 [1]
Kirsten Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Henry Kirsten, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1844 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Kirsten (post 1700) +

  • Dorothy Kirsten (1910-1992), American operatic soprano
  • Jerald Kirsten, American politician, Mayor of Lodi, California, 1965-66, 1967-68, 1969-70 [2]
  • Benjamin "Benny" Kirsten (b. 1987), German footballer
  • Falko Kirsten (b. 1964), former German figure skater, five time East German Champion
  • Ulf Kirsten (b. 1965), former German football striker
  • Paul Kirsten (b. 1969), former South African first class cricketer
  • Peter Noel Kirsten (b. 1955), former cricketer who represented South Africa
  • Ann Kirsten Carr-Boyd (b. 1938), Australian composer/teacher/music historian
  • Kirsten Sweetland (b. 1988), Canadian triathlete from Nanaimo, British Columbia, the Junior World Champion of the year 2006, and the 2010 U23 World Championship silver medalist
  • Ms. Kirsten F Iona Willis B.E.M., British Head of Operations for South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust, was appointed Medallist of the British Empire Medal 29th December 2018 for services to NHS Leadership [3]

HMS Cornwall
  • Monty George Walter Kirsten (d. 1942), British Able Seaman aboard the HMS Cornwall when she was struck by air bombers and sunk; he died in the sinking [4]

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 6) . Retrieved from
  3. ^ "Birthday and New Year Honours Lists (1940 to 2019)." Issue 62507, 28 December 2018 | London Gazette, The Gazette, Dec. 2018,
  4. ^ Force Z Survivors Crew List HMS Cornwall (Retrieved 2018, February 13th) - Retrieved from on Facebook
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