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The Kissinger surname derives from the Old High German word "kisil," meaning "pebble," or "gravel." The name may have been a topographic name for someone who lived in an area of pebbles or gravel; or it may have evolved from any of several places named with this word.

Kissinger Early Origins



The surname Kissinger was first found in Saxony, where the name came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as many branches of the same house acquired distant estates and branches, some in foreign countries, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society.

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Kissinger Spelling Variations


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Kissinger Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Kissling, Kisslling, Kisslings, Kisslinges, Kissllings, Kisling, Kislinge, Kislinges, Kisslinge, Kiisling, Kiisslings, Kisslinger and many more.

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Kissinger Early History


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Kissinger Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kissinger research. Another 207 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1541, 1796, and 1834 are included under the topic Early Kissinger History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kissinger Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kissinger Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Kissinger 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Kissinger Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Anna Margaretha Kissinger, who came to New York in 1710
  • Michael Kissinger settled in Lancaster Pennsylvania in 1717
  • Michael Kissinger, who landed in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 1717
  • Michael Kissinger settled in Pennsylvania in 1764

Kissinger Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Catharine Kissinger, who arrived in New York, NY in 1843
  • Elizabeth Kissinger, who settled in New York, NY in 1843

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kissinger (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kissinger (post 1700)



  • Meg Kissinger, American Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting finalist
  • Eric Kissinger (b. 1986), American soccer player
  • William Francis Kissinger (1871-1929), American Major League Baseball player
  • Nancy Sharon Maginnes Kissinger (b. 1934), American philanthropist, second wife of former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger
  • Henry Alfred Kissinger (b. 1923), German-born American diplomat, US Secretary of State, 1973 Nobel Peace Prize laureate and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    2. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    3. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    5. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    8. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    10. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
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    The Kissinger Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kissinger 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 10 December 2015 at 15:47.

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