Kiesling History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Kiesling family

The surname Kiesling was first found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in Amsterdam, an ancient 13th century town held by the Lords of Amstel. Giesebrecht II built a castle there. Geisbrecht III built the dam to keep out the sea. It is first mentioned in charters of 1275 when Floris IV, the count of Holland granted its charter. It became a city of great mercantile wealth. It hold great treasures of art. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into a most influential family. The family name was anciently seated in Amsterdam.

Important Dates for the Kiesling family

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Kiesling Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Kies, Kise, Kyse, Kize and others.

Early Notables of the Kiesling family (pre 1700)

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Kiesling migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Kiesling Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Joh Christoph Kiesling, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1752 [1]
  • George Kiesling, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1766 [1]
  • Jacob Kiesling, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1766 [1]
  • Jacob Kiesling, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1766
  • George Kiesling, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1766
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Kiesling Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Friedrich Kiesling, who settled in Philadelphia in 1801
  • Friederich Kiesling, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1801
  • Ernst Kiesling, who settled in Galveston, TX in 1854
  • Anna Hanske Kiesling, who arrived in Texas in 1854
  • Johann Kiesling, who arrived in Texas in 1854 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Kiesling Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • E. H. Kiesling, who arrived in Iowa in 1907

Contemporary Notables of the name Kiesling (post 1700)

  • Scott Fabius Kiesling, American associate professor in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Pittsburgh
  • John Brady Kiesling, American former diplomat
  • Walter Andrew Kiesling (1903-1962), American football player and coach
  • Michael Kiesling (b. 1957), German board game designer

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
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