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The Kesling 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.

Kesling Early Origins



The surname Kesling 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.

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Kesling Spelling Variations


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Kesling Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Kissling, Kisslling, Kisslings, Kisslinges, Kissllings, Kisling, Kislinge, Kislinges, Kisslinge, Kiisling, Kiisslings, Kisslinger and many more.

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Kesling Early History


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Kesling Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kesling research. Another 207 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1541, 1796, and 1834 are included under the topic Early Kesling History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kesling Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kesling Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Kesling 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:

Kesling Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Henry Kesling, who came to Philadelphia in 1807
  • John Henry Kesling, aged 18, landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1807
  • T. Kesling, who settled in Baltimore in 1820

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kesling (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kesling (post 1700)



  • George Kesling, American Democrat politician, Presidential Elector for Ohio, 1848

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    2. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    4. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    5. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    6. 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).
    7. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    8. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    9. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    10. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
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    The Kesling Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kesling 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 10:12.

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