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Where did the English Ket family come from? What is the English Ket family crest and coat of arms? When did the Ket family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Ket family history?The ancient Anglo-Saxon culture once found in Britain is the soil from which the many generations of the Ket family have grown. The name Ket was given to a member of the family who was a person who had acquired the nickname of the kite, which was originally derived from the Old English word cyta, which means wild and insatiable. In this case the original bearer of the surname earned this name due to their wild, and high-spirited nature.
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Ket family name include Kyte, Kite, Keyt, Keyte, Kight and others.
First found in Gloucestershire where they were of the early west country landed gentry. Although, there is also early record of them in the East, where a Richard Kete was listed in the Pipe Rolls of Norfolk in 1166.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ket research. Another 187 words(13 lines of text) covering the years 1632, 1660, 1766, 1537, 1513, 1521 and 1537 are included under the topic Early Ket History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 33 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ket Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Ket family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 65 words(5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Ket surname or a spelling variation of the name include : Ann Kite who settled in Virginia in 1660; John Kite settled in Virginia in 1656; Patience Kite settled in Charles Town, South Carolina in 1718; Charles and James Kite settled in Pennsylvania in 1773.
The Ket Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ket 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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