Keyzer History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Keyzer family

The surname Keyzer was first found in Austria, where the name was closely identified in early mediaeval times with the feudal society which would become prominent throughout European history. The name would later emerge as a noble family with great influence, having many distinguished branches, and become noted for its involvement in social, economic and political affairs.

Important Dates for the Keyzer family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Keyzer research. Another 160 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1775, 1715, 1710, 1226, 1595, 1676, 1674, 1739, 1814 and 1874 are included under the topic Early Keyzer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Keyzer Spelling Variations

One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Keyzer include Kaiser, Kaisser, Kaizer, Kayser, Kaysser, Kayzer, Keiser, Keyser, Keisser, Keizer, Kaisling, Kaissling, Keyserling and many more.

Early Notables of the Keyzer family (pre 1700)

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Keyzer migration to the United States

Austria was made a republic after the First World War. The Austro-Hungarian Empire was broken up by the Treaty of Versailles and many of its people found themselves in the new nation of Czechoslovakia. Many other Austrians and expatriate Austrians made their way to North America in the 20th century. Most landed in Philadelphia, later continuing on to the states of Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. Some Austrian settlers also went to western Canada and Ontario. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Keyzer or a variant listed above:

Keyzer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Henrig Keyzer, who arrived in New York in 1709 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Keyzer (post 1700)

  • Bruno de Keyzer (1949-2019), French cinematographer
  • Carl De Keyzer (b. 1958), Belgian photographer, nominated to the Magnum Photos agency in 1990
  • Jack de Keyzer, British-born Canadian two-time Juno Award winning blues guitarist, singer, songwriter and producer

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
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