The history of the name Cusser dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It is derived from a member of the family who worked as a person who worked as a maker of cuishes,
which were pieces of armour to protect the thigh.
Early Origins of the Cusser family
The surname Cusser was first found in Middlesex where they held a family seat
from early times.
Early History of the Cusser family
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Cusser Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Cusser has undergone many spelling variations
, including Kisser, Kisere, Kissa, Kissere, Kysser, Cussere, Kishere and many more.
Early Notables of the Cusser family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cusser family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Cusser were among those contributors: Ananias Krafft Kiser, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1732; Christoph Kiser, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1732; Christoff Kiser, who came to Philadelphia in 1732.