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Keese Surname Origin

(Origin Dutch) An abbreviation of Cornelius, among the Dutch. Keys, called Taxiaxia, were officers of justice, in olden times, in the Isle of Man.


Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.




Keese  Surname Meaning and Family Facts

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A Keese Family History Thought:

'He who has no knaves, fools, or beggars in his family was begot by a flash of lightening.' --Old English Proverb




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