The name Kissa comes from one of the family having worked as a person who worked as a maker of cuishes,
which were pieces of armour to protect the thigh.
Early Origins of the Kissa family
The surname Kissa was first found in Middlesex where they held a family seat
from early times.
Early History of the Kissa family
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Kissa 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 Kissa have been found, including: Kisser, Kisere, Kissa, Kissere, Kysser, Cussere, Kishere and many more.
Early Notables of the Kissa family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kissa family to the New World and Oceana
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 Kissa, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were : 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.