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Yester Early Origins



The surname Yester was first found in Lothian, where they held a family seat in their territories. The Pictish influence on Scottish history diminished after Kenneth Macalpine became King of all Scotland. But those east coast families still played an important role in government and were more accessible to Government than their western highland counterparts. Allegiances were important to Scottish middle age survival. Later they held a family seat at Yester.

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Yester Spelling Variations


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Yester Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Yester, Zister, Zester, Zestyr and others.

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Yester Early History


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Yester Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Yester research. Another 203 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1475, 1478, 1529 and 1745 are included under the topic Early Yester History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Yester Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Yester Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Yester 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 or some of its variants were: John Yeste, who was on record in Philadelphia in 1798.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Yester (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Yester (post 1700)



  • Jim Yester, American rock musician
  • Jerry Yester (b. 1942), American folk musician and producer

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Yester Family Crest Products


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Yester Family Crest Products




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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
    2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    3. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
    4. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
    5. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
    6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
    7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    8. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    9. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
    10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
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    The Yester Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Yester 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 21 May 2014 at 14:38.

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