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The roots of the distinguished surname Quast lie in the region of Pomerania. The name literally means "whisk" or "frond," and was used to indicate the bathhouse operator, whose duty it was to rub the bathers with a "quast." Alternatively, the name Quast may be derived from "Quast," the name of a city located in Mecklenburg. In this case, the name would have been initially borne by someone who hailed from this city.

Quast Early Origins



The surname Quast was first found in North Germany, where it is thought to have originated. The earliest known bearer of the name was Arnold Quast, who was a citizen of Rostock in 1314. The young Quast family was a major contributor during this early period, playing a crucial role in the development of medieval German society.

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Quast Spelling Variations


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Quast Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Quast, Quastt, Kwast, Quest, Questd and others.

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Quast Early History


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Quast Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Quast research. Another 191 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1314, 1331, 1349, 1613, 1670, 1620, 1814 and 1891 are included under the topic Early Quast History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Quast Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Quast Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Quast 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:

Quast Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johannes Quast, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1772
  • Johann Nicolaus Quast, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1774

Quast Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • F W Quast, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850
  • Adolpf Quast, who landed in America in 1866
  • Henry Quast, aged 18, arrived in America in 1882

Quast Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Charlotte Quast, aged 2, who landed in America from Hohomwestend, in 1902
  • Johann Quast, aged 49, landed in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1909
  • Anna Quast, aged 24, who settled in America from Neuenfelde, Germany, in 1910
  • Clara Quast, aged 48, who emigrated to the United States from Reuenfelden, Germany, in 1914
  • Hertha Quast, aged 16, who landed in America from Wulsdorf, Germany, in 1921
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Quast (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Quast (post 1700)



  • Brad Quast (b. 1968), American all-conference football player
  • Anne Quast (b. 1937), American golfer
  • Oscar Roger Quast, American politician, Candidate in primary for Mayor of St. Paul, Minnesota, 1993
  • Werner "Quax" Quast (1920-1962), German Luftwaffe ace and recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
  • Willi Quast (b. 1905), German pianist
  • Matthijs Quast (d. 1641), Dutch explorer in the seventeenth century
  • Peter Quast (1606-1647), Dutch painter and engraver
  • Philip Quast (b. 1957), Australian actor perhaps best known for his role as Inspector Javert in the Les Misérables

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    2. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    3. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    4. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    6. 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).
    7. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    9. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    10. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
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    The Quast Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Quast 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 13 November 2015 at 09:58.

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