Mester History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Mester family

The surname Mester was first found in Switzerland, where the family is considered to have made a great early contribution to the feudal society which became the backbone of early development of Europe. Meaning "master" in German, the name was probably a nickname given either to a man who had a bossy demeanor, or to one who was a master of his craft.

Important Dates for the Mester family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mester research. Another 87 words (6 lines of text) covering the year 1340 is included under the topic Early Mester History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Mester Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Meister, Mester, Meester and others.

Early Notables of the Mester family (pre 1700)

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Mester migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Mester Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Johannes Mester, aged 43, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1738 [1]
Mester Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Carl Mester, aged 30, who landed in Missouri in 1841 [1]
  • J F Mester, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850 [1]
  • S Mester, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]
  • A Mester, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]
  • Veyceslon Mester, aged 30, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1854 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Mester (post 1700)

  • Fred M. Mester, American politician, Circuit Judge in Michigan 6th Circuit, 1985-2001
  • Mathias Mester (b. 1986), German two-time gold medalist Paralympian athlete
  • Milan Mester (b. 1975), Montenegrin football manager and former player
  • Endre Mester (1903-1984), Hungarian physician, a pioneer of laser medicine
  • Tamás Mester (b. 1988), Hungarian footballer
  • Jorge Mester (b. 1935), Mexican conductor and music director of the Aspen Music Festival from 1970 to 1990

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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)
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