The ancient name of Kysser finds its origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It comes from a name for a person who worked as a maker of cuishes,
which were pieces of armour to protect the thigh.
Early Origins of the Kysser family
The surname Kysser was first found in Middlesex where they held a family seat
from early times.
Early History of the Kysser family
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Kysser Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Kysser family name include Kisser, Kisere, Kissa, Kissere, Kysser, Cussere, Kishere and many more.
Early Notables of the Kysser family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kysser family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Kysser surname or a spelling variation of the name include : 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.