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The name Kish comes from one of the family having 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 cuisse, a type of leather armor.

Kish Early Origins



The surname Kish was first found in Leicestershire, where they held a family seat from early times.

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Kish Spelling Variations


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Kish Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Kish have been found, including: Kiss, Kish, Kyshe, Kysh, Kysse, Cuss, Cusse, Cush and others.

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Kish Early History


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Kish Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kish research. Another 133 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1327, 1455, 1545, 1576 and 1765 are included under the topic Early Kish History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kish Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kish Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kish 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



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Kish, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were :

Kish Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Mathias Kish, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1733

Kish Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • C H, Kish Jr., who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kish (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kish (post 1700)



  • László Bela Kish (b. 1955), Hungarian-born, American physicist and professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University
  • Professor George Kish (1914-1989), American authority in geography and the history of cartography
  • Daniel Kish (b. 1966), American expert in human echolocation
  • Joseph Kish (1899-1969), American Academy Award winning set decorator
  • Larry Kish (b. 1941), Canadian former professional hockey head coach of the NHL Hartford Whalers for 49 games

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Kish Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    2. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    3. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    4. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    8. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    9. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    10. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    11. ...

    The Kish Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kish 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 30 September 2016 at 15:13.

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