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Kiester Early Origins



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.

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Kiester Spelling Variations


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Kiester Spelling Variations



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

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Kiester Early History


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Kiester Early History



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

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Kiester Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kiester Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Kiester 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:

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
  • Georg Kiester, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1742
  • Martin Kiester, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1744
  • Martin Kiester, who came to Pennsylvania in 1744
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kiester (post 1700)


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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
  • David Kiester, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1972
  • Arthur M. Kiester, American Republican politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates from Pleasants County, 1963-64

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    2. Grattan, Thomas Colley. Holdan The History of the Netherlands. Charleston, SC: Biblio Bazaar LLC, 2007. Print.
    3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    4. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    5. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    6. Jameson, John Franklin. Narratives of New Netherland 1609-1664. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1909. Print.
    7. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    10. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    11. ...

    The Kiester Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kiester 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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