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The Kissling 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.

Kissling Early Origins



The surname Kissling 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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Kissling Spelling Variations


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Kissling 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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Kissling Early History


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Kissling Early History



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

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Kissling Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kissling Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Kissling 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:

Kissling Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Kissling, aged 34, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1845 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Kissling Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Geo Augustus Kissling, who landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1840

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kissling (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kissling (post 1700)



  • Werner Kissling (1895-1988), German ethnologist, known for making one of the earliest existing films of spoken Scottish Gaelic

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