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Where did the German Kesson family come from? When did the Kesson family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Kesson family history?

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Kassan, Kasan, Kassann, Kassane, Kassanes, Kassans, Kasans, Kasanes, Kaassan, Kaasanzi, Cassan, Gassan and many more.

First found in Thuringia, where the family was known for its contributions to the prosperity and culture of the emerging feudal society. The family branched into numerous houses, many of which acquired estates and manors throughout the surrounding regions.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kesson research. Another 173 words(12 lines of text) covering the year 1792 is included under the topic Early Kesson History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Kesson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Anna Catharina Kass, who settled in New York in 1710; Michael Casan, who came to Maryland in 1774; Charley Kasson, who came to Indiana in 1850; William Cassan, who came to St. John, N.B. in 1853.

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  6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
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  9. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
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