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Although the early records of this surname come from Southern Germany, the name itself is thought to come from the place name Kiel in Holstein, a former duchy in northern Germany.

Kiel Early Origins



The surname Kiel was first found in Baden, where the name was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. There are record of bearers of von Kile and Kileman in Lübeck in the year 1300. There was one family originally seated at Kielmanseck in Wurtemburg where they were confirmed as nobles in 1578.

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Kiel Spelling Variations


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Kiel Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Kiel, Kiehl, Kehl, Kieler, Kiehler, Kyler, Kielman, Kielmann, Kiehle, von Kiel and many more.

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Kiel Early History


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Kiel Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kiel research. Another 227 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1636, 1639, 1641, 1652, 1679, 1686, and 1714 are included under the topic Early Kiel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kiel Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kiel Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kiel 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:

Kiel Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • George William Kiel, who landed in New York in 1710
  • Johann Kiel, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1742
  • Baltzer Kiel, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1749
  • Johannes Henrich Kiel, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1774

Kiel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • M Kiel, aged 20, landed in New Orleans, La in 1845
  • John Kiel, aged 45, arrived in Missouri in 1848

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kiel (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kiel (post 1700)



  • Terrence Kiel (1980-2008), American former NFL player who played his entire career for the San Diego Chargers (2003–2006)
  • Richard Kiel (1939-2014), American actor, best known for his role as "Jaws" in the James Bond movies The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) and Moonraker (1979); he suffered from a hormonal condition known as acromegaly which explained his height and features
  • Debra L. "Deb" Kiel (b. 1957), American politician, Member of the Minnesota House of Representatives (2011-)
  • Blair Armstrong Kiel (1961-2012), American four-year starting quarterback for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team (1980-1983)
  • Shelley Kiel, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Nebraska 2nd District, 2000
  • Lillian E. Kiel, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1964; postmaster at Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1967-69 (acting, 1967-69)
  • Jessie H. Kiel, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1944
  • George W. Kiel, American politician, Candidate for Wisconsin State Senate 1st District, 1938
  • Brigadier-General Emil Charles Kiel (1895-1971), American Commanding General of the Caribbean Air Command, Albrook AFB, Panama Canal Zone (1950-1953)
  • Friedrich-Wilhelm Kiel (b. 1934), German politician, Member of the Landtag of Baden-Württemberg (1992-2001), Mayor of Ettlingen (1966-1970), Mayor of Pforzheim (1970-1976), Lord Mayor of Fellbach (1976-2000)
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. 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).
    4. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    5. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    6. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    7. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    8. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    9. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    10. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
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    The Kiel Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kiel 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 31 October 2016 at 16:29.

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