Hester Family History
Hester Name Meaning
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 . English: variant of Easter with prosthetic H-. 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.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press