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Spelling variations of this family name include: Minster, Minsterchamber and others.
First found in Dorset where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that shire.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Menster research. Another 289 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1189, 1455, 1487, 1575, and 1610 are included under the topic Early Menster History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Menster Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Menster Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
The Menster Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Menster 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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