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Kessell Early Origins



The surname Kessell 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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Kessell Spelling Variations


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Kessell Spelling Variations



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

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Kessell Early History


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Kessell Early History



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

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Kessell Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kessell Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

Kessell Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Christiani Margaret Kessell, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1729
  • Christina Margaret Kessell, who settled in Philadelphia in 1729
  • Anna Barbara Kessell, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1729
  • Christiani Margaret Kessell, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1729

Kessell Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Kessell, aged 25, who emigrated to the United States from Penzance, in 1897

Kessell Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Jeannie Kessell, aged 30, who landed in America from St. Dennis, England, in 1908
  • F. Viola Kessell, aged 3, who landed in America from St. Dennis, England, in 1908
  • Geraldine Kessell, aged 4, who emigrated to America from St. Dennis, England, in 1908
  • Gregany Kessell, aged 7, who landed in America from Winderchleya, Germany, in 1909
  • Johann Kessell, aged 56, who settled in America from Winderchleya, Germany, in 1909
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kessell (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kessell (post 1700)



  • James C. Kessell, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Dunbar, West Virginia, 1953-54 (acting, 1953-54)
  • George Kessell, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1924
  • Mary M Kessell (1914-1977), British figurative painter, illustrator, designer and war artist
  • Simone Kessell (b. 1975), New Zealand actress, best known for Frost/Nixon (2008), Burning Man (2011) and Liquid Bridge (2003)
  • Richard John "Rick" Kessell (b. 1949), Canadian former professional NHL ice hockey centre from Toronto

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    2. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    3. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    4. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    5. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    6. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    7. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    8. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    9. 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).
    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 Kessell Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kessell 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 June 2016 at 20:47.

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