Vesper History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Vesper family

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.

Early History of the Vesper family

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Vesper Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Vesper family (pre 1700)

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United States Vesper migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Vesper Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Ann Vesper, who settled in Virginia in 1730
Vesper Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Wilhelm ina Vesper, aged 24, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1848 [1]
  • D. Vesper, who arrived in Baltimore in 1854
  • Fred Vesper, who settled in Kansas in 1876
  • Frederick Vesper, who settled in Illinois in 1889

Contemporary Notables of the name Vesper (post 1700) +

  • Ada Vesper, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Kansas, 1948 [2]


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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