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Kief Early Origins



The surname Kief was first found in Bavaria, where the name Keifer was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.

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Kief Spelling Variations


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Kief Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Keifer, Kiefer, Keiffer, Kieffer, Kifers, Kiefers, Keiferes, Kieferes, Keiferr, Keiffers, Keefer, Geefer, Geifer and many more.

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Kief Early History


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Kief Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kief research. Another 193 words (14 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kief History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kief Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kief Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Kief 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 were:

Kief Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Hartz Kief, who settled in Philadelphia in 1754

Kief Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jacob Kief, aged 33, landed in Missouri in 1848

Kief Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Imanuel Kief, who came to Canada in 1796

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kief (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kief (post 1700)



  • Paul G. Kief, American politician, Candidate for Minnesota State Senate 24th District, 1958
  • A. E. Kief, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 1948

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    3. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    4. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    5. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    7. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    8. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    9. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    10. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
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    The Kief Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kief 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 6 October 2015 at 14:51.

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