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King or ruler, from the Middle High German "keiser," meaning emperor. Originating from the Latin name Caesar, this name was often given to individuals who played the part of "King" in local plays and pageants year after year - a popular pastime during the middle ages. The name may also have been given to one with a kingly appearance or manner.
Spelling variations include: Kaiser, Kaisser, Kaizer, Kayser, Kaysser, Kayzer, Keiser, Keyser, Keisser, Keizer, Kaisling, Kaissling, Keyserling and many more.
First found in Austria, where the name was closely identified in early mediaeval times with the feudal society which would become prominent throughout European history.
Some of the first settlers of this name or some of its variants were: Peter Keyser, who came to Germantown, Pennsylvania in 1683, and Dirk Keyser, who arrived there in 1691. They were followed by Georg Friedrich Keyser and Johann Keyser, who came in 1709-10.
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