Early Origins of the Keite family
The surname Keite was first found in Norfolk
, where the name is generally thought to have been derived from a baptismal name as "the son of Kett." And whether that name represents a nickname
of "Catherine" or Christopher," there is much confusion. Regardless of how the name was derived, the first record of the name was William Kett who was listed in the Hundredorum Rolls
in 1273. CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
Early History of the Keite family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Keite research.Another 297 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1476, 1455, 1487, 1808, 1st , 1633, 1700, 1666, 1661, 1705, 1696 and 1744 are included under the topic Early Keite History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Keite Spelling Variations
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 Keite family name include Keate, Keete, Keyte, Keite, Keat, Keet, Keats and many more.
Early Notables of the Keite family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Keite family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, Canada, 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 Keite surname or a spelling variation of the name include:
Keite Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- William Keite, who landed in Somerset County, Pennsylvania in 1854 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)