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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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Koester Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Henry Koester, who landed in Maryland in 1834 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Wilhelm Koester, who landed in Chile in 1850 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Ludolph Koester, who landed in New York, NY in 1850 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • William Koester, who arrived in St Clair County, Illinois in 1855 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • 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 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • 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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Citations


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Citations



  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, November 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

Other References

  1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  2. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
  3. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  4. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
  5. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
  6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  7. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
  8. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
  9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  10. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
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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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