Early Origins of the Kevit family
The surname Kevit was first found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in South Holland, a province of Holland, the most crowded province of the Netherlands
. The principal cities are Rotterdam, Leyden and Shiedam. Noted is the famed castle of Teilengen where Jacqueline of Bavaria
is buried. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.
Early History of the Kevit family
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Kevit Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Kievit, Kievitt, Kievits, Keivit, Keivits, Keivitt, Kievitts, Kievite, Kievvit, Kieviet, Kevit, Kevitt and many more.
Early Notables of the Kevit family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kevit family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Hendrika Kievit, who arrived in New York, NY in 1849; Poppe B. Kieviet, who came to New York, NY in 1855; Antje Kieviet, who came to New York, NY in 1855.