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Where did the Dutch Maestas family come from? What is the Dutch Maestas family crest and coat of arms? When did the Maestas family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Maestas family history?

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Maestas, Maes, Maest, Mesta, Maests, Maest, Maess and many more.

First found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in North Holland, a province of the Netherlands. The principal cities are Amsterdam, Haarlem and Hilversum. It was the seat of the old Counts of Holland. Seat of one of the oldest families is Brederode Castle near Haarlem. There are many old and quaint towns in the province including Medemblik, Enkhuizen, Hoorn, Edam, and Monnikendam. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Maestas research. Another 161 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1664, 1514, 1573, 1634 and 1693 are included under the topic Early Maestas History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 63 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Maestas Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Johan Philip Maes who settled in New York in 1709.

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  • Juan Maestas (b. 1952), American professional baseball player
  • Joseph M. Maestas, American politician and the former mayor of Española, New Mexico
  • Roberto Maestas, educational, cultural, and social worker
  • Huberto Maestas, American sculptor


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  5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  6. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
  7. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
  8. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  9. Jameson, John Franklin. Narratives of New Netherland 1609-1664. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1909. Print.
  10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
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The Maestas Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Maestas 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.

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