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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 149 words(11 lines of text) covering the years 179 and 1792 are 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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  • Jessie Kesson (1916-1994), born Jessie Grant McDonald, a Scottish novelist, playwright and radio producer


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  2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  3. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
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  6. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
  7. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
  8. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
  9. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
  10. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
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