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Vesper Early Origins



The surname Vesper was first found in Holland, 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 Limburg, the smallest, southernmost province of the Netherlands. The capital of the province is Mastricht, noted for its contribution to the modern treaty for the E.E. C. Other notable towns are Crefeld and Breda and Nijmwegan. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family. Originally the name was Weesper but by the 15th century had emerged as Vesper and Vest. The family name does not have religious connotations.

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Vesper Spelling Variations


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Vesper Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Vesper, Weesper, Wesper, Vest, Vester and others.

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Vesper Early History


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Vesper Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Vesper research. Another 260 words (19 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Vesper History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Vesper Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Vesper Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Vesper 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:

Vesper Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Ann Vesper, who came to Virginia in 1730

Vesper Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Wilhelm ina Vesper, aged 24, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1848
  • D. Vesper, who arrived in Baltimore in 1854
  • Fred Vesper, who came to Kansas in 1876
  • Frederick Vesper, who came to Illinois in 1889

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Contemporary Notables of the name Vesper (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Vesper (post 1700)



  • Ada Vesper, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Kansas, 1948

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Vesper Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    2. De Amicis, Edmondo and Helen Zimmern. Holland. Philadelphia: Porter & Coates, 1894. Print.
    3. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    4. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    5. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    7. De Jong, Gerald Francis. The Dutch in America 1609-1974. New York: Twayne, 1975. Print.
    8. Tapper, Michael Ed. Immigrants to the Middle Colonies A Consolidation of Ship Passenger Lists and Associated Data from The New York Genealogical Biographical Record. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    10. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
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    The Vesper Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Vesper 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 11 November 2015 at 10:26.

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