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The Pfister surname comes from the Upper German word "pfister," whic meant "baker."

Pfister Early Origins



The surname Pfister was first found in Bavaria and Saxony, where the name was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power including the branch at Grubnitz.

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Pfister Spelling Variations


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Pfister Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Pfister, Pister, De Pester, Pester, Pistor, Pistorio and many more.

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Pfister Early History


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Pfister Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pfister research. Another 175 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1420, 1470, 1699, and 1790 are included under the topic Early Pfister History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Pfister Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pfister Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Pfister 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:

Pfister Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jacob Pfister, who came to Carolina in 1734
  • Vrena Pfister, who arrived in Carolina in 1734
  • Magdalena Pfister, aged 37, landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1735
  • Junghans Pfister, who arrived in Carolina in 1739
  • Hans Jacob Pfister, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1743
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Pfister Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • David Pfister, who landed in Ohio in 1829
  • Adolphe Pfister, who was naturalized in San Francisco in 1846
  • Gustav Pfister, aged 28, arrived in New York, NY in 1849
  • Franzisca Pfister, aged 22, arrived in New York in 1854
  • Thomas Pfister, aged 19, arrived in New York in 1854
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Pfister (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Pfister (post 1700)



  • Sandy Pfister, American Democrat politician, Chair of Emmet County Democratic Party, 2003
  • Frank Pfister, American politician, Candidate for Missouri State House of Representatives from St. Louis City 1st District, 1920; Candidate for Missouri State Senate 29th District, 1924
  • Betty Pfister, American Republican politician, Member of Michigan Republican State Central Committee, 1969; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1972
  • Adolph Pfister, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wisconsin, 1924
  • Adolph Pfister, American politician, Mayor of San Jose, California, 1870-73
  • George Edward Pfister (1918-1997), American Major League Baseball catcher
  • Walter "Wally" Pfister A.S. C. (b. 1961), American cinematographer
  • Phil Pfister (b. 1971), American, who won the 2006 Met-Rx World's Strongest Man competition
  • Hank Pfister (b. 1953), American former tennis player
  • Otto Pfister (b. 1937), German football manager, Africa's Manager of the Year in 1992
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    2. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    3. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    4. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    5. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    6. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    8. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    9. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    10. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
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    The Pfister Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pfister 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 16 March 2016 at 14:02.

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