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Kiessling Early Origins



The surname Kiessling 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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Kiessling Spelling Variations


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Kiessling Spelling Variations



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

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Kiessling Early History


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Kiessling Early History



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

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Kiessling Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kiessling Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Kiessling 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:

Kiessling Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Andreas Kiessling, who landed in Texas in 1854
  • Chr Frd'ke Kiessling, who came to New York, NY in 1857
  • Franz Kiessling, who settled in New York, NY in 1893
  • Felix Kiessling, who settled in America sometime between 1700 and 1899

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kiessling (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kiessling (post 1700)



  • Laura L. Kiessling, American chemist, Steenbock Professor of Chemistry and Laurens Anderson Professor of Biochemistry, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Ann A. Kiessling (b. 1942), American reproductive biologist, known for her work in human parthenogenic stem cell research at The Bedford Stem Cell Research Foundation
  • Karen Kiessling, American politician, Mayor of Pullman, Washington, 1976-79
  • Harry J. W. Kiessling, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1948
  • Albert Kiessling, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Bamberg, 1902-05
  • Udo Kiessling (b. 1955), East German retired ice hockey player, bronze medalist at the 1976 Olympic Games
  • Karl Johann Kiessling (1839-1905), German physicist, mathematician, and botanist
  • Heinz Kiessling (1926-2003), German musician, conductor, composer and music producer
  • Adolf Kiessling (1837-1893), German philologist, a specialist in the field of Roman literature

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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. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    3. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    4. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    5. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    6. Grattan, Thomas Colley. Holdan The History of the Netherlands. Charleston, SC: Biblio Bazaar LLC, 2007. Print.
    7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    8. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
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    The Kiessling Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kiessling 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 15 December 2015 at 15:26.

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