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Vester Early Origins



The surname Vester 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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Vester Spelling Variations


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Vester Spelling Variations



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

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Vester Early History


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Vester Early History



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

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Vester Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Vester Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Vester 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:

Vester Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Anna Maria Vester, who came to America in 1840
  • Mary Ann Vester settled in Ohio in 1840
  • Johann Vester, who landed in America in 1840
  • John Frederick Vester, who arrived in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1852
  • John Frederick Vester settled in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1852
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Vester (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Vester (post 1700)



  • Michael J. Vester, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives from Barry County, 1916
  • Clifford M. Vester, American politician, Mayor of Wheeling, West Virginia, 1917-19

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    2. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    3. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    4. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    5. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    7. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    9. Neubecker, Ottfried. Großes Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    10. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
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    The Vester Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Vester 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 16 March 2010 at 08:16.

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