His real name is Lestat de Lioncourt. He came from a family of aristocrat in a countryside in France at about 1790s.
He was turned into a vampire by Magnus. Magnus killed himself the day he turned Lestat and leaves lestat alone knowing nothing about his new life.
Lestat turned his dying mother Gabrielle and his friend Nicolas. He also turned Louis and the child Claudia into vampires as shown in the movie "Interview with the Vampire."
Akasha, the Queen of the Damned (in the novel and the movie) started as an ancient egyptian queen with her husband King Enkil. Akasha and Enkil cast out and punished two powerful witches, Maharet and Mekare. However, the two witches made their revenge by cursing the king and queen with a bloodthirsty spirit - Amel. While Amel was tormenting the king and queen, an attack was made by angry villagers that fataly injured the king and queen. While the king and queen lay dying, Amel ensnares the soul of the dying queen and entered the queen's body thus turning her to the first vampire - thus Queen of the Damned.
The original vampires of the series are MIkael & Esther and children - Elijah, Niklaus, Rebekah, Finn, Kol, Henrick. Their origin story is a little different. They are from witches. Their witch mother performed a spell that made them immortals (as one of the family was killed by werewolves). The thirst for blood became a sort of "side effect" which became their curse.
http://vampirediaries.wikia.com/wiki/The_Originals _____________________________________ Born during the middle ages of Europe, at some point during their lives, Esther and her husband, Mikael, fled their homeland soon after a severe virus, known as the plague, ravaged their village. They escaped overseas to the until then undiscovered America, where they had heard that people were healthy and strong. Unbeknownst to them this was because the natives were Werewolves.
Soon after their arrival in Mystic Falls, Esther and her family lived in peace with the natives, until their youngest son, Henrick was killed on a full moon by the Werewolves, as he and Niklaus had snuck out to watch them transform. Heartbroken by his son's death, Mikael begged the powerful witch Ayanna, who the family were good friends with, to help make the family more powerful, in order to defend themselves from the wolves. Ayanna said that it was a crime against nature, and the she would not have any part in it, and so Mikael turned to his wife, a witch herself, to perform the ritual. Ayanna also warned that such a powerful spell would breed consequences, and that the spirits, which would now be referred to as magic, would turn on them. Despite this, Mikael and Esther went through with the ritual anyway.
Esther called upon the sun for life, and the ancient white oak tree, one of nature's eternal objects, that grew in the village, for immortality. Later on Mikael gave his children wine laced with the blood of the original petrova tatia, before killing each, none too gently, with his sword. When they awoke in transition, Mikael forced Rebekah and Klaus to drink human blood, completing the ritual. Rebekah later described the feeling to Elena as "Euphoric. The feeling of power was indescribable", which seems to fit in with the description regular vampires give when describing their first feed.
However after the ritual's completion the spirits did in fact turn on them. For every strength there was a weakness. The first vampires could not walk in the sunlight without being severely burned, and eventually dying. Even though Esther discovered a solution by enchanting Lapis Lazuli rings to protect her family, they soon found that their neighbors could keep them out of their homes, and the vervain plants that grew under the white oak tree burned and prevented compulsion. Furthermore the spell decreed that the tree that gave them immortality could also take it away. Because of this the family burned it to the ground. But the last and most fatal flaw was one that Esther and Mikael hadn't anticipated; the lust for blood. The very thing that had given them life became what they craved the most, and it was uncontrollable. And while the Vampire created from the Originals are not as powerful as the Originals themselves, their weaknesses remain. _____________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________
EDWARD CULLEN Turned by Dr. Carlisle Cullen in about 1918 while dying of the Spanish influenza.
Carlisle Cullen Turned by the vampires that they were hunting in the 1640s in London.
Esme Cullen Carlisle turned her into a vampire after she committed suicide (1890s) . She was assumed to be dead and was brought to a morgue. Heart still beating in the morgue, Carlisle turned her.
Alice Cullen In the early 1900s, she was committed to an asylum because she had premonitions. Alice was transformed by an old vampire who worked at the asylum to protect her from James, a tracker vampire who was hunting her. James is the same vampire that hunted Bella in the first book/movie.
Rosalie Hale 1940s: She was turned by Carlisle after she was found half dead along the street. Her husband beat her up and left her dead or almost dead.
Emmett Cullen 1935: Beaten or attacked by a bear. Found by Rosalie, who brought him to Carlisle to be turned.
Jasper Hale Served in the American Civil War (1861) and was turned into a vampire by a female vampire named Maria.
Allison Sekemoto from the Blood of Eden Series by Julie Kagawa She was a human girl that was struggling to survive in a post apocalyptic dystopian vampire city of New Covington. While searching for food beyond the Fringe she was attacked by vicious rabids and was found and turned by her sire master vampire Kanin. She was just 17 years old. Kanin thought her how to survive as a vampire before setting her off to forge a new path of her own but away from New Covington for she can never go back to her old life and friends. She continues to struggle between her vampire instincts and human conscience that she still retains. She looks badass with her katana.