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Keidan Early Origins



The surname Keidan was first found in Bavaria, where the family name was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.

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Keidan Spelling Variations


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Keidan Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Gaedert, Geider, Geidertheim, Goder, Gödertheim, Gaedertheim, Gaeder and many more.

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Keidan Early History


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Keidan Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Keidan research. Another 174 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1700 and 1780 are included under the topic Early Keidan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Keidan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Keidan Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Keidan Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Ludwig Goedert, who arrived in North America in 1775; Phil Geiter, who came to America in 1852; Adam Geiter, who settled in Baltimore in 1854; Rosina Geitel, who settled in North America in 1859.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Keidan (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Keidan (post 1700)



  • Harry B. Keidan (d. 1943), American Republican politician, Recorder's court judge in Michigan, 1920-27; resigned 1927; Circuit Judge in Michigan 3rd Circuit, 1927-43
  • S. B. Keidan, American politician, Candidate for Circuit Judge in Michigan 3rd Circuit, 1947
  • Bruce Keidan, American politician, Candidate in primary for Circuit Judge in Michigan 6th Circuit, 1978

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    2. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    6. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    7. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    9. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    10. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
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    The Keidan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Keidan 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.

    This page was last modified on 7 October 2015 at 09:53.

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