Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name reveals that an early member 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 Kett 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 Kett family
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Kett Spelling Variations
hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Kett are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Kett include: Kyte, Kite, Keyt, Keyte, Kight and others.
Early Notables of the Kett 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 Kett family to Ireland
Some of the Kett family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Kett family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Kett or a variant listed above:
Kett Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Kett Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Kett (post 1700)
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