The roots of the distinguished surname Questd 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 Questd 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.
Early Origins of the Questd family
The surname Questd 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 Questd family was a major contributor during this early period, playing a crucial role in the development of medieval German society.
Early History of the Questd family
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Questd Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Quast, Quastt, Kwast, Quest, Questd and others.
Early Notables of the Questd family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Questd family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Johann Quast, who emigrated from the Palatinate to Philadelphia in 1778; Charles Frederick Quast, who took an oath of allegiance in Philadelphia in 1844.