Kiesewetter is composed of the words gravel / kos / Geko and weather together. Gravels is - just like the English to choose - choose to examine. Weather is clear. The meaning is thus twofold: on the one Kiesewetter thus stands for weather checker / weather prophet, the meteorologist in the early Middle Ages. First mention of names in the 11th Century. On the other is for those weather Kiesewetter, who was re-elected with more than pebbles Los-/Wahlsteinen for a particular post, as the Forfschulzen or Vogt.
(Sent from: Roderich Kiesewetter)