Last name: HESTER

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HESTER : This last name is indexed 73,440 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

HESTER : 1: North German: topographic name for someone who lived by a conspicuous beech tree Middle Low German hēster Middle High German heister ‘young tree (especially beech or oak)’. Compare Heister.2: English: variant of Easter with prosthetic H-.3: Irish (Mayo and Roscommon): possibly a shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hOistir ‘descendant of Oistir’ a personal name of unexplained etymology. However without any early bearers in Gaelic sources it may simply be the English name in Ireland.

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