Anglo-Saxon culture once found in Britain is the soil from which the many generations of the Ket family have grown. The name Ket was given to a member of the family who was 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.
Early Origins of the Ket family
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.
Early History of the Ket family
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Ket Spelling Variations
spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Ket family name include Kyte, Kite, Keyt, Keyte, Kight and others.
Early Notables of the Ket family (pre 1700)
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...
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Migration of the Ket family to Ireland
Some of the Ket family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Ket family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, 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 Ket surname or a spelling variation of the name include : Ann Kite who settled in Virginia in 1660; John Kite settled in Virginia in 1656; Patience Kite settled in Charles Town, South Carolina in 1718; Charles and James Kite settled in Pennsylvania in 1773.
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