Pister History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Early Origins of the Pister family

The surname Pister 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.

Important Dates for the Pister family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pister research. Another 105 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1420, 1470, 1699, and 1790 are included under the topic Early Pister History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Pister Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Pister family (pre 1700)

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Pister migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Pister Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Elizab Pister, aged 16, who landed in Virginia in 1635 [1]
  • Robert Pister, aged 44, who arrived in Virginia in 1635 [1]
Pister Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Eva Margreth Pister, who arrived in Frederick County, Maryland in 1725 [1]
  • Gotfrid Pister, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1772 [1]
Pister Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Pister, who arrived in St Clair County, Illinois in 1864 [1]
  • Heinrich Pister, who landed in St Clair County, Illinois in 1867 [1]
  • Jacob Pister, aged 4, who arrived in New York, NY in 1876 [1]
  • Johannes Pister, aged 33, who landed in New York, NY in 1876 [1]
  • Georg Pister, aged 6, who landed in New York, NY in 1876 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Pister migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Pister Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Mattew Pister, aged 53, who landed in Quebec in 1893

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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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