Nestler Surname History

Early Origins of the Nestler family

The surname Nestler was first found in Suffolk where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held lands.

Early History of the Nestler family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Nestler research. Another 77 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1487, and 1524 are included under the topic Early Nestler History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Nestler Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Nestling, Neslin, Neslen, Nesling, Nessling, Nesslin, Nestlyn and many more.

Early Notables of the Nestler family (pre 1700)

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United States Nestler migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Nestler Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • J Gottfried Nestler, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1773 [1]
Nestler Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • F Nestler, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1803 [1]
  • John Nestler, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1850 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Nestler (post 1700) +

  • Eric J. Nestler, Nash Family Professor of Neuroscience, Chairman of the Department of Neuroscience and Director of the Brain Institute at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York
  • H. W. Nestler, American Democratic Party politician, Candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from West Virginia 4th District, 1954 [2]
  • Gaby Nestler, former East German cross country skier who competed during the 1980s
  • Vincenzo Nestler (1912-1988), Italian chess master
  • Gerhard Nestler (b. 1900), composer and conductor
  • Käthe Nestler (b. 1894), popular German singer

Bismarck
  • Herbert Nestler (1916-1941), German Bootsmannsmaat who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [3]


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 18) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  3. ^ Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from https://www.bismarck-class.dk/bismarck/crew/bismarck_crew.html#crew_details


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