in origin. It was a name given to 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.
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Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred
years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations
in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon
and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Kishpaugh include Kiss, Kish, Kyshe, Kysh, Kysse, Cuss, Cusse, Cush and others.
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England
at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Kishpaugh were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: Richard Cuss who arrived in Barbados in 1684; and Anthony Kiss who sailed to Philadelphia in 1858.