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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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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    2. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. 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).
    4. 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).
    5. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
    6. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    7. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
    8. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    9. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
    10. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. 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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