Kiester History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Kiester family

The surname Kiester 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.

Important Dates for the Kiester family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kiester research. Another 86 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kiester History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Kiester Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Kiester family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Kiester Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Kiester migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Kiester Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Friederich Kiester, who settled in Philadelphia in 1737
  • Friederick Kiester, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1737 [1]
  • Georg Kiester, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1742 [1]
  • Martin Kiester, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1744 [1]
  • Martin Kiester, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1744
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Kiester (post 1700)

  • J. A. Kiester (b. 1832), American Republican politician, Member of Minnesota State House of Representatives 20th District, 1865; Member of Minnesota State Senate 5th District [2]
  • David Kiester, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1972 [2]
  • Arthur M. Kiester, American Republican politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates from Pleasants County, 1963-64 [2]

You May Also Like

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

Digital Products on Checkout, all other products filled in 1 business day

Money Back
Money Back Guarantee

Yes, all products 100% Guaranteed

Support
BBB A+ Rating

The Best Rating possible

Payment
Secure Online Payment

Entire site uses SSL / Secure Certificate