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Where did the Scottish Kess family come from? What is the Scottish Kess family crest and coat of arms? When did the Kess family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Kess family history?
Spelling and translation were hardly exact sciences in Medieval Scotland. Sound, rather than any set of rules, was the basis for spellings, so one name was often spelled different ways even within a single document. Spelling variations are thus an extremely common occurrence in Medieval Scottish names. Kess has been spelled Cassie, Casse, Cassy, Cassye, Caisey, Caissey, Caissy, Kasey, Casey, Kassie, Kasse, Cassey and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kess research. Another 153 words(11 lines of text) covering the years 1303, 1435, 1531, 1648, and 1675 are included under the topic Early Kess History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Kess Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Such hard times forced many to leave their homeland in search of opportunity across the Atlantic. Many of these families settled along the east coast of North America in communities that would become the backbones of the young nations of the United States and Canada. The ancestors of many of these families have rediscovered their roots in the 20th century through the establishment of Clan societies and other patriotic Scottish organizations. Among them:
Kess Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Kess Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kess Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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