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The roots of the distinguished surname Kwast lie in the region of Pomerania. The name literally means "whisk" or "frond," and was used to indicate the bathhouse operator, whose duty it was to rub the bathers with a "quast." Alternatively, the name Kwast may be derived from "Quast," the name of a city located in Mecklenburg. In this case, the name would have been initially borne by someone who hailed from this city.

Kwast Early Origins



The surname Kwast was first found in North Germany, where it is thought to have originated. The earliest known bearer of the name was Arnold Quast, who was a citizen of Rostock in 1314. The young Kwast family was a major contributor during this early period, playing a crucial role in the development of medieval German society.

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Kwast Spelling Variations


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Kwast Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Quast, Quastt, Kwast, Quest, Questd and others.

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Kwast Early History


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Kwast Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kwast research. Another 191 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1314, 1331, 1349, 1613, 1670, 1620, 1814 and 1891 are included under the topic Early Kwast History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kwast Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kwast Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kwast 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:

Kwast Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Kwast, who landed in America in 1885 [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)

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Citations


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  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)

Other References

  1. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
  2. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
  3. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  5. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
  6. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
  7. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
  8. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
  9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
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The Kwast Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kwast 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 27 June 2014 at 10:23.

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