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Early Origins of the Cissell family

The surname Cissell was first found in Essex where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held lands.

Early History of the Cissell family

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Another 79 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1137, 1455, 1487, 1510, and 1600 are included under the topic Early Cissell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Cissell Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Cizelly, Cizelley, Ciselly, Cisselly, Ciselley, Sysley, Syseley and many more.

Early Notables of the Cissell family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include the Cixelly family of Barking, Essex. For those interested in further research of the early history of the surname we recommend the ancient Harleian Manuscripts which are in the archives of the British Museum. These...
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Migration of the Cissell family to the New World and Oceana

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..

Contemporary Notables of the name Cissell (post 1700)

  • Chalmer William "Bill"' Cissell (1904-1949), American Major League Baseball player who played from 1928 to 1938
  • Howard Cissell (b. 1936), American former CFL football player for the Montreal Alouettes (1960-1962)
  • Chris Cissell (b. 1972), American Head Coach of the women's soccer team at UMKC
  • Chalmer William Cissell (1904-1949), American baseball player

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