Zastrau History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The roots of the distinguished surname Zastrau lie on the Baltic coast of Pomerania. The name is derived from "Zastrow," the name of a city in Pomerania, and was most likely originally borne by a resident of the city.

Early Origins of the Zastrau family

The surname Zastrau was first found in Pomerania, where it is believed to have emerged. During the Middle Ages, it was common practice for a new resident of a town to be identified by the name of his native city; thus, Zastrau may have been initially borne as a surname by someone who had migrated from Zastrow to another city. The earliest recorded bearer of the name was Conradus de Zasterow, who lived in Greifswald in 1270.

Early History of the Zastrau family

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Zastrau Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Zastrow, Zasterow, von Zastrow and others.

Early Notables of the Zastrau family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Zastrau family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Martin Friedrich Zastrow and his wife Dorothea L. Bohlmann, "Old Lutherans" who emigrated from Pomerania to Pennsylvania in 1845; Julius Frenand Zastrow, who was naturalized in South Dakota in 1849.



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