Keitel History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Keitel family

The surname Keitel was first found in Bavaria, where the name Gietl 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.

Early History of the Keitel family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Keitel research. Another 118 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1818, 1863, and 1866 are included under the topic Early Keitel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Keitel Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Gietl, Giesl, Gittel, Gittelde, Gotel, Goten, Göttl, Göttlich, Keitl, Keitel, Kitel and many more.

Early Notables of the Keitel family (pre 1700)

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United States Keitel migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Keitel Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Geo Keitel, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1765 [1]
  • Johann Keitel, who landed in America in 1778 [1]
Keitel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Adolph Keitel, who settled in Baltimore in 1833
  • Dorothea Keitel, who settled in New York, NY in 1856
  • Catharine Keitel, who arrived in New York, NY in 1862

Contemporary Notables of the name Keitel (post 1700) +

  • Harvey Keitel (b. 1939), American actor widely known for the "tough-guy" characters he portrays
  • Christoph Helmut Keitel (b. 1965), German physicist awarded the Gustav Hertz Prize in 2003

  1. ^ 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) on Facebook
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