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The name Kisser is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name was taken on by someone who worked as a person who worked as a maker of cuishes, which were pieces of armour to protect the thigh.

Early Origins of the Kisser family


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

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Early History of the Kisser family

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Early History of the Kisser family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kisser 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 Kisser History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kisser Spelling Variations

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Kisser Spelling Variations


Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Kisser include Kisser, Kisere, Kissa, Kissere, Kysser, Cussere, Kishere and many more.

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Early Notables of the Kisser family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Kisser family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Kisser family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Kisser family to the New World and Oceana


A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Kisser Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Catherine Kisser, who settled in New York, NY in 1834
  • George Kisser, who settled in New York, NY in 1834
  • Krestoff Kisser, who settled in New York, NY in 1834
  • Magdaline Kisser, who settled in New York, NY in 1834
  • A. Lam Collin Kisser, who arrived in New York, NY in 1848
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kisser (post 1700)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kisser (post 1700)


  • Andreas Rudolf Kisser (b. 1968), the famous guitarist

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