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Kies Early Origins



The surname Kies was first found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in Amsterdam, an ancient 13th century town held by the Lords of Amstel. Giesebrecht II built a castle there. Geisbrecht III built the dam to keep out the sea. It is first mentioned in charters of 1275 when Floris IV, the count of Holland granted its charter. It became a city of great mercantile wealth. It hold great treasures of art. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into a most influential family. The family name was anciently seated in Amsterdam.

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Kies Spelling Variations


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Kies Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Kies, Kise, Kyse, Kize and others.

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Kies Early History


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Kies Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kies research. Another 273 words (20 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kies History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kies Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kies Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Kies 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:

Kies Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johan Jacob Kies, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1749
  • Casper Kies, who came to Philadelphia in 1754

Kies Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Heinr Kies, who arrived in America in 1846
  • J Kies, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • Christian Kies, who arrived in North America in 1852

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kies (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kies (post 1700)



  • Alberta Kies, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1940

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Kies Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    3. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    5. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    6. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    7. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    8. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    9. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    10. Neubecker, Ottfried. Großes Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
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    The Kies Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kies 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 6 October 2015 at 15:01.

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