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Kettner is a name of Anglo-Saxon origin. It was a name given to 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.

Kettner Early Origins



The surname Kettner was first found in 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.

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Kettner Spelling Variations


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Kettner Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Kettner were recorded, including Kyte, Kite, Keyt, Keyte, Kight and others.

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Kettner Early History


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Kettner Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kettner research. Another 187 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1632, 1660, 1766, 1549, 1549, 1547, 1589, 1761, 1766, 1537, 1513, 1521, 1521 and 1537 are included under the topic Early Kettner History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kettner Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kettner Early Notables (pre 1700)



Distinguished members of the family include Robert "Ben" Kett, an English yeoman farmer in 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...

Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kettner Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kettner In Ireland


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Kettner In Ireland



Some of the Kettner family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 65 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Kettner family emigrate to North America:

Kettner Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Geo Michael Kettner, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1733
  • Johan Kettner, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1733
  • George Michael Kettner, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1768
  • Joh Andreas Kettner, who arrived in America in 1783

Kettner Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Georg Kettner, who arrived in Illinois in 1851

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kettner (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kettner (post 1700)



  • William Kettner (1864-1930), American Democrat politician, U.S. Representative from California 11th District, 1913-21; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1916, 1924, 1928
  • Frederick Kettner (b. 1886), American author and professor of philosophy
  • William Kettner (1864-1930), American democratic politician from San Diego
  • Gerhard Kettner (b. 1928), artist
  • Erich Kettner (b. 1901), well-known German linguist

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    2. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    3. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    5. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    7. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    8. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    9. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    10. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    11. ...

    The Kettner Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kettner 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 7 October 2015 at 10:21.

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