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Koester Early Origins



The surname Koester was first found in Mecklenburg, where the name contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation, and would later play a large role in the tribal and national conflicts of the area. Over time, the family name branched into other houses, where their influence continued to be felt because of the important role they played in the local social and political affairs. They held a family seat at Kosteritz.

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Koester Spelling Variations


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Koester Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Koster, Kostar, Coster, Costar and others.

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Koester Early History


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Koester Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Koester research. Another 161 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1793, 1532 and 1619 are included under the topic Early Koester History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Koester Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Koester Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 25 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Koester 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:

Koester Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Ludwick Koester, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1765

Koester Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Henry Koester, who landed in Maryland in 1834
  • Wilhelm Koester, who landed in Chile in 1850
  • Ludolph Koester, who landed in New York, NY in 1850
  • William Koester, who arrived in St Clair County, Illinois in 1855
  • Adolph Koester, who settled in Philadelphia in 1856
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Koester Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Heinrich Koester, who arrived in Quebec in 1850

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Contemporary Notables of the name Koester (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Koester (post 1700)



  • Jolene Koester, American academic, 4th President of California State University, Northridge
  • Helmut Koester (1926-2016), German-born American scholar of the New Testament and early Christianity at Harvard Divinity School
  • Robert Gregg Koester (b. 1932), American founder and owner of Delmark Records, one of the oldest independent record labels in the United States
  • Henry Koester, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Delaware, 1948
  • Grand Admiral Hans Ludwig Raimund von Koester (1844-1938), German naval officer who served in the Prussian Navy and later in the Imperial German Navy
  • Charles Beverley "Bev" Koester OC (1926-1998), Canadian naval officer, civil servant and Clerk of the Canadian House of Commons

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Suggested Readings for the name Koester


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Suggested Readings for the name Koester



  • Most All Our Koester Cousins by Marjorie M. Rector.

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Koester Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    2. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    4. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    5. 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).
    6. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    9. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    11. ...

    The Koester Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Koester 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 5 January 2016 at 08:18.

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