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

Pister Early Origins



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.

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Pister Spelling Variations


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Pister Spelling Variations



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

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Pister Early History


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Pister Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pister research. Another 175 words (12 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.

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Pister Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pister Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

Pister Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Elizab Pister, aged 16, landed in Virginia in 1635
  • Robert Pister, aged 44, arrived in Virginia in 1635

Pister Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Eva Margreth Pister, who arrived in Frederick County, Maryland in 1725
  • Gotfrid Pister, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1772

Pister Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Pister, who arrived in St Clair County, Illinois in 1864
  • Heinrich Pister, who landed in St Clair County, Illinois in 1867
  • Jacob Pister, aged 4, arrived in New York, NY in 1876
  • Johannes Pister, aged 33, landed in New York, NY in 1876
  • Georg Pister, aged 6, landed in New York, NY in 1876
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Pister Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Mattew Pister, aged 53, landed in Quebec in 1893

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    2. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    3. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    4. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    5. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    7. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    8. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    9. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
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    The Pister Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pister 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 9 December 2014 at 01:16.

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