The surname Keitt was first found in Silesia where the family became noted for its many branches within the region, many houses acquiring a status and influence which rivaled that of the landed aristocracy. In their later history some branches were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they distinguished themselves through their contributions to the social, political, and economic developments of the nation. Individual bearers of the name first mentioned in ancient chronicles include.
Early History of the Keitt family
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Keitt Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Kittel, Kittell, Kytell, Kytel, Kitliez, Kittlitz, Kittelman, Kittelmann and many more.
Early Notables of the Keitt family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Keitt family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Hans Kittel, his wife and two chidren arrived in Pennsylvania in 1754.
Laurence Massillon Keitt (1824-1864), American Democrat politician, Member of South Carolina State House of Representatives, 1848; U.S. Representative from South Carolina 3rd District, 1853-55, 1855-56, 1856-60