Wuest History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Wuest family

The surname Wuest was first found in Bavaria, where the name was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area in Nordlingen. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.

Early History of the Wuest family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wuest research. Another 89 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 172 and 1728 are included under the topic Early Wuest History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Wuest Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Wuest, Wust, Wysten, Wuesten, Quest, Questen and many more.

Early Notables of the Wuest family (pre 1700)

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Wuest Ranking

In the United States, the name Wuest is the 16,278th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]


United States Wuest migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Wuest Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Hans Jacob Wuest, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1743 [2]
  • Bernhard Wuest, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1750 [2]
  • Jerg Wuest, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1754 [2]
Wuest Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Fred Wuest, who arrived in St Clair County, III in 1857 [2]
  • George Wuest, who landed in Cincinnati, Oh in 1869-1870 [2]
  • Jacob Wuest, who landed in Ohio in 1869 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Wuest (post 1700) +

  • Craig Wuest, American keyboardist from Utica, New York
  • Kenneth Samuel Wuest (1893-1962), American Christian New Testament Greek scholar
  • George W. Wuest (b. 1924), American politician, Circuit Judge in South Dakota, 1965-84; Justice of South Dakota State Supreme Court, 1985-86, 1986- [3]
  • Ryan Wuest (b. 1981), South African football goalkeeper


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 21) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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