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The surname Vestal 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.

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


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

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Another 20 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Vestal Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Vestal Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • J. Vest and R. R. Vestal came to San Francisco in 1851
  • R R Vestal, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
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  • Walter A. Vestal, American politician, Mayor of Coronado, California, 1954-56, 1964-66
  • P. C. Vestal, American politician, Member of North Carolina State House of Representatives from Edgecombe County, 1905-08
  • Maude Vestal, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1940
  • Ina Vestal, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Connecticut, 1952 (alternate), 1960, 1964 (alternate)
  • Billy Vestal, American politician, Candidate for Mayor of Eden, North Carolina, 2009
  • Albert Henry Vestal (1875-1932), American Republican politician, U.S. Representative from Indiana 8th District, 1917-32
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    Other References

    1. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    2. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    3. 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).
    4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    5. 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).
    6. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    8. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    9. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    10. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
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    The Vestal Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Vestal 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.

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