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  • Abraham Hester, of Mecklenburg County (1736 - 1779)
    Not the same as Abraham Hester, of Pickens County A Patriot of the American Revolution for VIRGINIA. DAR Ancestor # A065846 Origins The will of Robert Hester was written on 6 November 1769 and e...
  • Abraham Hester, of Pickens County (1750 - 1844)
    Not the same as Abraham Hester, of Mecklenburg County Was he the same as Abraham Hester ? Pvt., Continential Line, Rev War Family Needs verification 9.Robert H. Hester Jr.-[12479] was born ...
  • Anne Hester (bef.1745 - bef.1809)
    A Patriot of the American Revolution for VIRGINIA. DAR Ancestor # A065848
  • Barbara Hester (c.1720 - 1802)
    brief biography and family A Patriot of the American Revolution for VIRGINIA notes DAR Ancestor #A065850 comments Birth surname has also been reported to be Cooke . Family 9.Robert H. He...

About the Hester surname

origins

The last name Hester has different origins dependent on the region. Those with the last name tend to be of Germanic origin, though where it comes from is unclear. Most cite the Germanic origin to mean heister or beech tree, indicating someone who lived near a prominent beech tree; but it also possibly came from the same root as heißen meaning town crier. For those of Irish origin, more found in County Mayo, comes from Anglicized Gaelic Ó hOistir or descendant of Oistir. It is the 869th most common last name in the United States.

-Jeffry J. Hester