The Keesler surname derives from the Old High German word "kisil," meaning "pebble," or "gravel." The name may have been a topographic name for someone who lived in an area of pebbles or gravel; or it may have evolved from any of several places named with this word.
Early Origins of the Keesler family
The surname Keesler was first found in Saxony
, where the name came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as many branches of the same house acquired distant estates and branches, some in foreign countries, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society.
Early History of the Keesler family
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Keesler Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Kissling, Kisslling, Kisslings, Kisslinges, Kissllings, Kisling, Kislinge, Kislinges, Kisslinge, Kiisling, Kiisslings, Kisslinger and many more.
Early Notables of the Keesler family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Keesler family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Anna Margaretha Kissinger, who came to New York in 1710; John Henry Kesling, who came to Philadelphia in 1807; T. Kesling, who settled in Baltimore in 1820.