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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.

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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.

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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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  4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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  7. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
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  9. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
  10. 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).
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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.

This page was last modified on 14 February 2016 at 04:20.

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