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Vest Early Origins



The surname Vest was first found in Switzerland, where the name Vest made a great early contribution to the feudal society which shaped the early development of Europe. The name Vest became prominent in local affairs and branched into many houses which played important roles in the savage tribal and national conflicts, each group striving to obtain power and status in a constantly changing territorial profile.

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Vest Spelling Variations


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Vest Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Vest, Veste, Vester, Vestert, Vesten, Vestens and many more.

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Vest Early History


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Vest Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Vest research. Another 230 words (16 lines of text) covering the year 1787 is included under the topic Early Vest History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Vest Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Vest Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 20 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Vest 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:

Vest Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • H. N. Vest, who settled in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1821
  • J. Vest, who came to San Francisco in 1851
  • J Vest, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • Heinrich Vest sailed to America in 1855
  • Heinr Vest, who landed in America in 1855
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Vest (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Vest (post 1700)



  • George Southall Vest (b. 1918), former United States diplomat and State Department official
  • Dorothy Crowe Vest (b. 1919), American world class female tennis player, eponym of Jackson's Dorothy Vest Tennis Center
  • Charles "Chuck" Marstiller Vest (1941-2013), American educator and engineer, President of MIT (1990 to 2004)
  • George Graham Vest (1830-1904), American politician, Missouri Congressman, a Confederate Congressman during the Civil War and US Senator
  • John P. Vest, American politician, Mayor of Salem, North Carolina, 1867-68, 1873-74; Member of North Carolina State House of Representatives from Forsyth County, 1868-69
  • George Graham Vest (1830-1904), American Democrat politician, Member of Missouri State House of Representatives, 1860; Senator from Missouri in the Confederate Congress, 1865; U.S. Senator from Missouri, 1879-1903
  • Edward C. Vest, American Republican politician, Candidate for West Virginia State House of Delegates from Cabell County, 1940
  • David D. Vest, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from California 39th District, 1986
  • Ben Vest, American Democrat politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates 14th District; Elected 1992
  • A. Harry Vest, American Republican politician, Mayor of Bluefield, West Virginia, 1945-48; Candidate for West Virginia State Senate 10th District, 1948; Chair of Mercer County Republican Party, 1969
  • ... (Another 8 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Vest


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Suggested Readings for the name Vest



  • The Reverend J.J. Vest and Some of His Kinfolk by Lora Smith Cooper Ross.

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Vest Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    2. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    3. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    4. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    5. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    6. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    7. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    8. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    9. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    10. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    11. ...

    The Vest Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Vest 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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