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Where did the German Keitt family come from? What is the German Keitt family crest and coat of arms? When did the Keitt family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Keitt family history?

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Kittel, Kittell, Kytell, Kytel, Kitliez, Kittlitz, Kittelman, Kittelmann and many more.

First found in Silesia where the family became noted for its many branches within the region, many houses acquiring a status and influence which rivaled that of the landed aristocracy. In their later history some branches were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they distinguished themselves through their contributions to the social, political, and economic developments of the nation. Individual bearers of the name first mentioned in ancient chronicles include.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Keitt research. Another 163 words(12 lines of text) covering the years 1603, 1639, 1640 and 1680 are included under the topic Early Keitt History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 37 words(3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Keitt Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Hans Kittel, his wife and two chidren arrived in Pennsylvania in 1754.

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  10. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
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The Keitt Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Keitt Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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