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Kessinger Early Origins



The surname Kessinger was first found in Saxony, where the name Kessinger became noted for its many branches within the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. In their later history the name became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.

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Kessinger Spelling Variations


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Kessinger Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Kessinger, Kissinger, Kesinger, Kisinger and many more.

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Kessinger Early History


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Kessinger Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kessinger research. Another 195 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1 Ap and 1880 are included under the topic Early Kessinger History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kessinger Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kessinger Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Kessinger 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:

Kessinger Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Anthony Kessinger, who settled in Mississippi in 1844

Kessinger Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Art Kessinger, arrived in New York City, New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Riverside Bridge" from Swansea, Wales [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6HX-42K : 6 December 2014), Art Kessinger, 18 Dec 1920; citing departure port Swansea, Wales, arrival port New York City, New York, New York, ship name Riverside Bridge, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Rachel Dorothy Kessinger, aged 46, arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Rotterdam" from Boulogne-Sur-Mer, France [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6Z7-G3V : 6 December 2014), Rachel Dorothy Kessinger, 25 Sep 1920; citing departure port Boulogne-Sur-Mer, arrival port New York, ship name Rotterdam, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • William Kessinger, aged 22, arrived in New York, N.Y. in 1920 aboard the ship "Calamares" from Antonio,Kngstn,Crstbl,Limon,Havna,Nassa [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J66V-74X : 6 December 2014), William Kessinger, 23 Feb 1920; citing departure port Antonio,Kngstn,Crstbl,Limon,Havna,Nassa, arrival port New York, N.Y., ship name Calamares, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Arthur Kessinger, arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Lake Arline" from Malanzas, Cuba [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J66V-G68 : 6 December 2014), Arthur Kessinger, 04 Feb 1920; citing departure port Malanzas, Cuba, arrival port New York, ship name Lake Arline, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kessinger (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kessinger (post 1700)



  • Robert Keith Kessinger (b. 1967), American former Major League Baseball player who played 11 games for the Cincinnati Reds in 1993
  • Clark Kessinger (1896-1975), American bluegrass old-time fiddler
  • Ted Kessinger (b. 1941), former American football coach, inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2010, father of Kent Kessinger
  • Kent Kessinger, American football coach and former player, head football at Ottawa University in Ottawa, Kansas
  • Donald Eulon Kessinger (b. 1942), former American professional baseball player and manager
  • James Edward Kessinger, American Democrat politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates from Kanawha County, 1965-66 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Ira D. Kessinger, American Republican politician, Candidate for West Virginia State House of Delegates from Raleigh County, 1966 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • David E. Kessinger, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Governor of California, 2003 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Bob Kessinger, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Kentucky State House of Representatives 38th District, 1973 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Augustus C. Kessinger, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for New York, 1908 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Kessinger Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6HX-42K : 6 December 2014), Art Kessinger, 18 Dec 1920; citing departure port Swansea, Wales, arrival port New York City, New York, New York, ship name Riverside Bridge, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6Z7-G3V : 6 December 2014), Rachel Dorothy Kessinger, 25 Sep 1920; citing departure port Boulogne-Sur-Mer, arrival port New York, ship name Rotterdam, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J66V-74X : 6 December 2014), William Kessinger, 23 Feb 1920; citing departure port Antonio,Kngstn,Crstbl,Limon,Havna,Nassa, arrival port New York, N.Y., ship name Calamares, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J66V-G68 : 6 December 2014), Arthur Kessinger, 04 Feb 1920; citing departure port Malanzas, Cuba, arrival port New York, ship name Lake Arline, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

Other References

  1. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
  2. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
  3. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  4. 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).
  5. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
  6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  7. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
  8. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
  9. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
  10. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
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