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The roots of the distinguished German surname Ketner lie in the kingdom of Bavaria. The name is derived from the German word "kette," meaning "chain," and was most likely originally borne by someone who made and sold chains.

Ketner Early Origins



The surname Ketner was first found in cities near the Czechoslovakian border. The earliest recorded bearer of the name was Conrad der Ketner, who lived in the town of Eger in 1340. The young Ketner family was instrumental during this early period, playing a major role in the development of the region's society.

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Ketner Spelling Variations


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Ketner Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Kettner, Ketner, Ketener, Kettener and others.

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Ketner Early History


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Ketner Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ketner research. Another 147 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1409, 1671, 1722, 1758, 1779, 1793, and 1834 are included under the topic Early Ketner History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ketner Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ketner Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ketner Notables 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Feronica Kettner, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1733; Martin Ketner, who immigrated to Nova Scotia in 1752; Franz Kettner, who came to Texas in 1848.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ketner (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ketner (post 1700)



  • Ralph Walter Ketner (1920-2016), American businessman and philanthropist, founder of Food Lion in 1957, now with over 1,100 stores throughout the US

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Ketner Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    4. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    5. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    6. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    7. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    10. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
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    The Ketner Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ketner 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 30 May 2016 at 12:51.

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