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The roots of the distinguished German surname Keese 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.

Keese Early Origins



The surname Keese 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 Keese family was instrumental during this early period, playing a major role in the development of medieval Swabian society.

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Keese Spelling Variations


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Keese Spelling Variations



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

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Keese Early History


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Keese Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Keese research. Another 191 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1246, 1370, 1727, 1781, 1804, 1816, 1841, and 1853 are included under the topic Early Keese History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Keese Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Keese Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Keese Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Henry Keese, who arrived in New England in 1720

Keese Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Keese, aged 26, landed in New York in 1812
  • Christine Keese, who landed in Galveston, Tex in 1846

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Contemporary Notables of the name Keese (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Keese (post 1700)



  • Richard Keese (1794-1883), American Democrat politician, U.S. Representative from New York 19th District, 1827-29; State Court Judge in New York, 1835
  • P. P. Keese, American Republican politician, Mayor of Ishpeming, Michigan
  • John M. Keese, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Dutchess County 2nd District, 1852
  • Frank E. Keese, American Republican politician, Mayor of Ishpeming, Michigan
  • C. B. Keese, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for Presidential Elector for Virginia, 1920
  • Beverly William Keese (b. 1894), American engineering executive

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Keese Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    4. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    5. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    6. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    11. ...

    The Keese Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Keese Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 7 October 2015 at 09:47.

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