Van Gestel History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Van Gestel family
The surname Van Gestel was first found in Belgium, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in Brabant, an ancient duchy from 1190 onward. Within the province Brussels and Louvain are the major cities and the smaller Clabecq, Tubize and Wavre towns. Other towns include Vilvorde, Tirlemont and Hal. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into a most influential family.
Early History of the Van Gestel family
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Van Gestel Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Gestele, Gestel, Getelen, Gastel, Gästel, Gastell, Gastelier, Gistel and many more.
Early Notables of the Van Gestel family (pre 1700)
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Van Gestel Ranking
In Netherlands, the name Van Gestel is the 511st most popular surname with an estimated 3,425 people with that name. 
Migration of the Van Gestel family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Many settlers were recorded from the mid 17th century onward in the great migration from Europe to the New World.
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