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The name Keit is of Anglo-Saxon origin. It was name for 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.

Keit Early Origins



The surname Keit was 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.

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Keit Spelling Variations


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Keit Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Keit have been found, including Kyte, Kite, Keyt, Keyte, Kight and others.

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Keit Early History


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Keit Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Keit research. Another 187 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1632, 1660, 1766, 1549, 1549, 1547, 1589, 1761, 1766, 1537, 1513, 1521, 1521 and 1537 are included under the topic Early Keit History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Keit Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Keit Early Notables (pre 1700)



Distinguished members of the family include Robert "Ben" Kett, an English yeoman farmer in Norfolk who joined rebels as their leader in what was later to be known as Kett's Rebellion on July 8th 1549; he was later tried for treason and...

Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Keit Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Keit In Ireland


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Keit In Ireland



Some of the Keit 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 and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become powerful new nations. Among early immigrants of the Keit surname to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were:

Keit Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Christina Keit, aged 47, arrived in New York, NY in 1847

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Keit Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    2. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    3. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    5. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    6. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    7. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    10. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    11. ...

    The Keit Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Keit 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 27 December 2014 at 16:18.

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