There are a few possible derivations for the Zeiser surname. In some instances, it may have evolved from the Middle High German word "zeisen" meaning "to pick," in which case it may have been an occupational
name, or perhaps used figuratively as a nickname
which later became a surname. Or, Zeiser may come from the Middle High German word "zeiz" meaning "graceful, tender or gentle."
Early Origins of the Zeiser family
The surname Zeiser was first found in Wuerttemberg, where the name was closely identified in early mediaeval times with the feudal
society which would become prominent throughout European history. The name would later emerge as a noble family with great influence, having many distinguished branches, and become noted for its involvement in social, economic and political affairs. Chronicles first mention Konrad Zeisolf of Mannheim in 1307, Ebelin Zeizolf of the ancient imperial city of Worms in 1234, and there is a town in Wuerttemberg called Zeizolfswiler.
Early History of the Zeiser family
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Zeiser Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Zeiss, Zeisse, Zeis, Zaiss, Zaisse, Zais, Zaissle, Zeissle, Zeissler, Zeissolf, Zeizolf, Zaiser, Zaisz, Zaisser, Zeiz and many more.
Early Notables of the Zeiser family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Zeiser family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Johann Christian Zeise, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1753; Lorentz Zeisler arrived with his wife and three children in America in 1709; George Zeiss came to Philadelphia in 1852.
Contemporary Notables of the name Zeiser (post 1700)
- Dagobert Zeiser, American politician, Candidate for New York State Senate 31st District, 1922 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html