Kessling History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Kessling family
The surname Kessling 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.
Important Dates for the Kessling family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kessling research. Another 108 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1582, 1774, 1725, 1650, 1698, 1682, 1698, 1610, 1682, 1642 and 1682 are included under the topic Early Kessling History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Kessling Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Kessel, Kessell, Kesell, Kesel, Kessle, van Kessel and many more.
Early Notables of the Kessling family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kessling family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: John Kesel, who settled in Galveston, TX; Dietrich Kesselman, who came to New York in 1710; Mary Kesell, who arrived in Annapolis, MD in 1723; Christiani Margaret Kessell, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1729.
Contemporary Notables of the name Kessling (post 1700)
- Gilbert Kessling, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1972, 1980 
- Bert Kessling, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kansas, 1928 
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