Kies History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Kies family

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.

Early History of the Kies family

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Kies Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Kies family (pre 1700)

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United States Kies migration to the United States +

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 [1]
  • Casper Kies, who settled in Philadelphia in 1754
Kies Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Heinr Kies, who arrived in America in 1846 [1]
  • J Kies, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]
  • Christian Kies, who arrived in North America in 1852

Contemporary Notables of the name Kies (post 1700) +

  • Alberta Kies, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1940 [2]


  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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 6) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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