Show ContentsCäsler History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Cäsler is a metonymic surname; it is derived from the principle object associated with the occupation of the original holder. Further research revealed that the name is derived from the German word "kezzel," which in turn comes from the Old German word "kezzil," which means "kettle" or "cauldron."

Early Origins of the Cäsler family

The surname Cäsler was first found in Hessen and the Rhineland, where the family became noted for its many branches within the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was sought by the princes of the region. Chronicles first mention Erbo Kesseler of Strasbourg in 1261, and Hans Kesseler of Breslau, Silesia, in 1384.

Early History of the Cäsler family

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Early Notables of the Cäsler family

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Cäsler Ranking

In the United States, the name Cäsler is the 15,241st most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]

United States Cäsler migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Cäsler Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Lewis Casler, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1757 [2]
Cäsler Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Christian Casler, who landed in New York in 1819 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Cäsler (post 1700) +

  • Florence Casler (1869-1954), Canadian-born, American pioneering female real estate developer, partner in the firm Lloyd & Casler, Inc
  • Herman Casler (1867-1939), American inventor, co-founder of what would become American Mutoscope Company (1895)

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