The many generations and branches of the Kis family can all place the origins of their surname with the ancient
culture. Their name reveals that an early member worked as a maker of leather armor for the knight's legs. In some cases the name was used as a trade name for a shoemaker. Further research showed the name was derived from the Old French word
a type of leather armor.
from early times.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kis research.Another 133 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1327, 1455, 1545, 1576 and 1765 are included under the topic Early Kis History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Kis were recorded, including Kiss, Kish, Kyshe, Kysh, Kysse, Cuss, Cusse, Cush and others.