Kas History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The roots of the distinguished German surname Kas lie in the former duchy of Swabia. The name is derived from the Middle High German word "kaeser," denoting a person who made and sold cheese.

Early Origins of the Kas family

The surname Kas was first found in Swabia, where it is believed to have first emerged, initially borne by dairy farmers and cheesemongers. The earliest documented instance of the name has been traced to this region, where Arnold Chesere was recorded to have lived in 1246. The young Kas family was instrumental during this early period, playing a major role in the development of medieval Swabian society.

Early History of the Kas family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kas research. Another 132 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1246, 1370, 1727, 1781, 1804, 1816, 1841, and 1853 are included under the topic Early Kas History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Kas Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Kaser, Kase, Käs, Käser, Keser, Keese, Keeser, Kaas, Kälein, Käsgen, Kese, Kees and many more.

Early Notables of the Kas family (pre 1700)

Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kas Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Kas migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Kas Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Andries Laurens Kas, who arrived in New York in 1709 [1]
  • Peter Kas, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1753 [1]
  • Johann Kas, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1794 [1]
Kas Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Hendrik Jans Kas, aged 27, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1853 [1]


  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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