× Home
×

Family Crest and History Search
House of Names
FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
An excerpt from www.HouseOfNames.com archives copyright © 2000 - 2016


Kiger Early Origins



The surname Kiger was first found in Silesia, where the family gained a significant reputation for its contributions to the emerging mediaeval society. As an occupational name, the name was derived from the German word "dial" which means "copper." The German word "kufe" means "Barrel" and as such, the name is a cognitive of the English name "Cooper." Alternatively, the name could have been a topographic name for someone who lived in a pine forest, derived from the German word "Kiefer" which means "pine."

Close

Kiger Spelling Variations


Expand

Kiger Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Kiefer, Kiefner, Kufer, Kufler, Kufner, Kuffner, Kaufner, Kief, Kifer, Kieffer, Kieferle, Kieferl, Kiferlin, Kiever, Kiver, Kiverle, Kiverli, Kieferli, Kiffer, Kyfer, Kyefer, Kyffer, Kyferle and many more.

Close

Kiger Early History


Expand

Kiger Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kiger research. Another 135 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1265, 1293, 1381, and 1397 are included under the topic Early Kiger History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

Kiger Early Notables (pre 1700)


Expand

Kiger Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

Close

The Great Migration


Expand

The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Kiger Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Charles Kiger, aged 1, who landed in America, in 1893
  • Emile Kiger, aged 9, who emigrated to America, in 1893
  • Eugenie Kiger, aged 4, who landed in America, in 1893
  • Maria Kiger, aged 21, who landed in America, in 1894
  • Paul Kiger, aged 22, who emigrated to the United States, in 1894
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Kiger Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Jeanne Kiger, aged 3, who emigrated to the United States from Hericourt, in 1905
  • Ruben A. Kiger, aged 30, who emigrated to the United States, in 1907
  • Lee Kiger, aged 28, who landed in America, in 1910
  • Valentine Kiger, aged 20, who emigrated to America, in 1913
  • Thomas R. Kiger, aged 45, who landed in America, in 1914
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Close

Contemporary Notables of the name Kiger (post 1700)


Expand

Contemporary Notables of the name Kiger (post 1700)



  • Vaughn Kiger, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from West Virginia, 1972
  • Marvin R. Kiger, American Republican politician, Mayor of Morgantown, West Virginia, 1939-40; Circuit Judge in West Virginia for the 17th Judicial Circuit
  • James C. Kiger, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Kentucky State House of Representatives 63rd District, 1975
  • Robbie Crighton Kiger (b. 1973), American Young Artist Award winning actor
  • Randi Kiger, American voice actress
  • Susan Lynn Kiger (b. 1953), American model and actress
  • Mark Winston Kiger (b. 1980), retired Major League Baseball third baseman

Close

Kiger Family Crest Products


Expand

Kiger Family Crest Products




Close

See Also


Expand

See Also




Close

Citations


Expand

Citations



    Other References

    1. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    2. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    4. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    5. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    6. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    7. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    8. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    9. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    10. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    11. ...

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

    Sign Up

      


    FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
    House of Names on Facebook
    Follow Houseofnames on Twitter
    Houseofnames on Pinterest