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Multiple Origins for the Surname Keisler


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Keisler Early Origins



The surname Keisler was first found in Austria, where the name was closely identified in early mediaeval times with the feudal society which would become prominent throughout European history. The name would later emerge as a noble family with great influence, having many distinguished branches, and become noted for its involvement in social, economic and political affairs.

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Keisler Spelling Variations


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Keisler Spelling Variations



Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations of Keisler include Kaiser, Kaisser, Kaizer, Kayser, Kaysser, Kayzer, Keiser, Keyser, Keisser, Keizer, Kaisling, Kaissling, Keyserling and many more.

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Keisler Early History


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Keisler Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Keisler research. Another 319 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1775, 1715, 1710, 1226, 1595, 1676, 1674, 1739, 1814 and 1874 are included under the topic Early Keisler History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Keisler Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Keisler Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 44 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Keisler 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



Austria was made a republic after the First World War. The Austro-Hungarian Empire was broken up by the Treaty of Versailles and many of its people found themselves in the new nation of Czechoslovakia. Many other Austrians and expatriate Austrians made their way to North America in the 20th century. Most landed in Philadelphia, later continuing on to the states of Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. Some Austrian settlers also went to western Canada and Ontario. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Keisler or a variant listed above:

Keisler Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Keisler, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1761

Keisler Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Herm Friedrich Keisler, who landed in America in 1832
  • Franz Keisler, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1860

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Contemporary Notables of the name Keisler (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Keisler (post 1700)



  • Randy Dean Keisler (b. 1976), American Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Peter D. Keisler (b. 1960), American former Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Civil Division at the U.S. Department of Justice
  • Howerd Jerome Keisler (b. 1936), American mathematician

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Mit Gott fuer Kaiser und Reich
Motto Translation: With God for emperors and realm


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    2. 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).
    3. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    6. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    7. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    8. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    9. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
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    The Keisler Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Keisler 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 9 January 2017 at 09:15.

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