Guild of One-Name Studies
One-name studies, Genealogy
Variants: Peaster, Pestor
Category: 3 - A study where research using core genealogical datasets and transcriptions is well under way on a global basis.
Contact: Miss Lynn Pester
The Pester Study holds a large database which connects to descendants in US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
Poland & Germany also have a long history of the name.
Pestor, Peaster. Pestalosie/Pesterlosie (in Poland)
Overseas Pesterlosie became Pester once they left Poland and emigrated to the US.
The name is West Country based but records also show early occurances in London spreading out to the Southern Counties. with the North holding a very small number of individuals and a few families in South Wales who moved from the County of Somerset during the nineteenth century.
Overseas a high percentage left Poland from the Jewish community and emigrated to the US in the 1920's. There is a good population of Pesters in Germany. Many Somerset families emigrated to the US during the nineteenth century.
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