Kiesler History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Kiesler is a metonymic surname; it is derived from the principle object associated with the occupation of the original holder. Further research revealed that the name is derived from the German word "kezzel," which in turn comes from the Old German word "kezzil," which means "kettle" or "cauldron."

Early Origins of the Kiesler family

The surname Kiesler was first found in Hessen and the Rhineland, where the family became noted for its many branches within the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was sought by the princes of the region. Chronicles first mention Erbo Kesseler of Strasbourg in 1261, and Hans Kesseler of Breslau, Silesia, in 1384.

Early History of the Kiesler family

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Kiesler Spelling Variations

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Early Notables of the Kiesler family (pre 1700)

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United States Kiesler migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Kiesler Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • David Kiesler, who arrived in New York, NY in 1710 [1]
Kiesler Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Janos Kiesler, aged 1, who settled in America, in 1894
  • Ziesel Kiesler, aged 46, who immigrated to the United States, in 1894
  • Leo Kiesler, aged 25, who landed in America, in 1895
  • Sedonia Kiesler, aged 14, who landed in America from Hamburg, in 1899
Kiesler Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Sam Kiesler, aged 26, who immigrated to America from Vienna, Austria, in 1907
  • Hersch Kiesler, aged 24, who landed in America from Brzczany, Austria, in 1908
  • Awner Kiesler, aged 68, who immigrated to America from Stanislaw, Austria, in 1908
  • Any Kiesler, aged 20, who landed in America from Mulhouse, Germany, in 1910
  • Brucha Kiesler, aged 26, who immigrated to the United States from Graziowa, Austria, in 1911
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Kiesler (post 1700) +

  • Charles Adolphus Kiesler (1934-2002), American educator psychologist and university administrator, former dean of the Carnegie Mellon University College of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Sara Kiesler, American Hillman Professor of Computer Science and Human Computer Interaction in the Human-Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University
  • Frederick John Kiesler (1890-1965), Austrian-American sculptor, theater designer, artist, theoretician and architect


  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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