Show ContentsKässler History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Kässler 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 Kässler family

The surname Kässler 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 Kässler family

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Kässler Spelling Variations

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Early Notables of the Kässler family (pre 1700)

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United States Kässler migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Kässler Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Theodore Kassler, who landed in Mississippi in 1882 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Kässler (post 1700) +

  • Charles Kassler Jr (1897-1979), American painter, printmaker, and lithographer

  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) on Facebook