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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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  1. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
  2. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  3. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
  4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  5. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
  6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  7. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
  8. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
  9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
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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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