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The roots of the distinguished German surname Keser 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.

Keser Early Origins



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

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Keser Spelling Variations


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Keser 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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Keser Early History


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Keser Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Keser 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 Keser History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Keser Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Keser Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Keser 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 or some of its variants were: Barbara Kaser, who was contracted out as a servant in Philadelphia in 1817; Louis Kaser, who applied for naturalization in Missouri in 1840; Jacob Keese, who arrived in San Francisco in 1852.

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Keser Historic Events


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Keser Historic Events




RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. Harry J. Keser, American 1st Class Passenger from Philadephia, Pennsylvania, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking and was recovered
  • Mrs. Mary Bringhurst Keser, American 1st Class Passenger from Philadephia, Pennsylvania, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking and was recovered

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Keser Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    2. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    3. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    4. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    5. 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).
    6. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    8. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    9. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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    The Keser Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Keser 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 13 November 2014 at 16:22.

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