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The name Kiser is rooted in the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It was originally a name for someone who worked as a person who worked as a maker of cuishes, which were pieces of armour to protect the thigh.

Kiser Early Origins



The surname Kiser was first found in Middlesex where they held a family seat from early times.

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Kiser Spelling Variations


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Kiser Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Kiser are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Kiser include Kisser, Kisere, Kissa, Kissere, Kysser, Cussere, Kishere and many more.

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Kiser Early History


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Kiser Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kiser research. Another 171 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1224, 1288, 1292, 1298, 1738, 1750 and 1754 are included under the topic Early Kiser History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kiser Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kiser Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Kiser 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



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Kiser or a variant listed above:

Kiser Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Ananias Krafft Kiser, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1732
  • Christoph Kiser, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1732
  • Christoff Kiser, who came to Philadelphia in 1732
  • Susan Kiser, aged 29, landed in Pennsylvania in 1732
  • Lorentz Kiser, who landed in North Carolina in 1737
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Kiser Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Albright Kiser, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1838
  • Andrew Kiser, who settled in Indiana sometime between 1846 and 1852
  • Peter Kiser, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1848
  • J L Kiser, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • Christian Kiser, who settled in Ohio in 1852
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Kiser Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Sam Kiser, who arrived in New York, NY in 1908

Kiser Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Kiser John U.E. who arrived at Port Roseway [Shelburne], Nova Scotia on December 13 1783 was passenger number 392 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on November 14, 1783 at East River, New York [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Kiser Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Anna Kiser, who came to Ontario in 1871
  • Bridget Kiser, who settled in Ontario in 1871

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kiser (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kiser (post 1700)



  • Clark M. Kiser, American politician, Mayor of Greeneville, Tennessee, 1953-56
  • Charles A. Kiser, American Democrat politician, Candidate for West Virginia State House of Delegates 1st District, 1972
  • Charles Kiser, American Democrat politician, Mayor of Piqua, Ohio, 1910-13
  • Jack Kiser (b. 1949), American football coach, active 1986 to 2010
  • Don Kiser (b. 1937), American politician, Mayor of Paris, Kentucky (2002-2009)
  • Holly Kiser (b. 1986), American fashion model
  • Earl Herbert Kiser (1875-1936), American professional cyclist and later automobile racer for the Winton Automobile Company
  • John Blaire Kiser (b. 1952), American host of "The Buckeye Angler"
  • Nate Kiser (b. 1982), American former professional NHL ice hockey defenseman
  • Terry Kiser (b. 1939), American actor, best known for his portrayal of the dead title-character in Weekend at Bernie's, and its sequel, Weekend at Bernie's II

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Kiser Historic Events


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Kiser Historic Events




Arrow Air Flight 1285

  • Mr. Bruce E Kiser (b. 1964), American Private 1st Class from Jacksonville, Florida, USA who died in the crash of Arrow Air Flight 1285 on December 12, 1985 in Gander, Newfoundland, Canada

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  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. 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. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  4. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  6. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  7. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  9. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  10. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
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The Kiser Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kiser 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 26 September 2016 at 22:14.

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