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Multiple Origins for the Surname Kessel


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Kessel Early Origins



The surname Kessel was first found in Bavaria, where the name was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.

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Kessel Spelling Variations


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Kessel Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Kessel, Kessell, Kesell, Kesel, Kessle, van Kessel and many more.

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Kessel Early History


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Kessel Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kessel research. Another 215 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1582, 1774, 1725, 1650, 1698, 1682, 1698, 1610, 1682, 1642 and 1682 are included under the topic Early Kessel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kessel Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kessel Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kessel 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:

Kessel Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Hans Kessel, aged 17, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1732
  • Geo Kessel, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1767

Kessel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • J F Kessel, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850
  • Carl Kessel, who settled in New York, NY sometime between 1849 and 1851
  • Simon Kessel, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1851
  • Valent Kessel, aged 5, arrived in New York in 1854
  • Henry Kessel, aged 50, landed in New York in 1854
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Kessel Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Kessel, aged 19, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Rodney"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kessel (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kessel (post 1700)



  • Oliver Dennis Kessel (1901-1992), American Republican politician, Candidate for West Virginia State Senate 4th District, 1938; Chair of Jackson County Republican Party, 1942-50
  • Joseph William Kessel (b. 1925), American Republican politician, Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; school teacher; Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates from Mineral County, 1955-60
  • John F. Kessel (b. 1890), American Democrat politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives from Saginaw County 1st District, 1937-38
  • Archie Kessel, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for California, 1972
  • Phil Kessel (b. 1987), American professional ice hockey player
  • John Kessel (b. 1950), American science fiction and fantasy author
  • Barney Kessel (1923-2004), American jazz guitarist perhaps best known as a member of the group of session musicians known as The Wrecking Crew
  • Philip Joseph Kessel Jr. (b. 1987), American professional NHL ice hockey forward
  • Jean-Jacques Kessel, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • Loris Kessel (b. 1950), Swiss racing driver

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    2. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    3. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    4. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    5. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    6. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    7. 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).
    8. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    10. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    11. ...

    The Kessel Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kessel 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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