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Kiel History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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.


Early Origins of the Kiel family


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.

Early History of the Kiel family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kiel research.
Another 114 words (8 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.

Kiel Spelling Variations


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

Early Notables of the Kiel family (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.

Migration of the Kiel family to the New World and Oceana


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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Johann Kiel, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1742 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Baltzer Kiel, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1749 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Johannes Henrich Kiel, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1774 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Kiel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • M Kiel, aged 20, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1845 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • John Kiel, aged 45, who arrived in Missouri in 1848 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Contemporary Notables of the name Kiel (post 1700)


  • 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)
  • 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
  • Brigadier-General Emil Charles Kiel (1895-1971), American Commanding General of the Caribbean Air Command, Albrook AFB, Panama Canal Zone (1950-1953) [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2012, March 30) Emil Kiel. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Kiel/Emil_Charles/USA.html
  • Shelley Kiel, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Nebraska 2nd District, 2000 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 6) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Lillian E. Kiel, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1964; postmaster at Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1967-69 (acting, 1967-69) [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 6) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Jessie H. Kiel, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1944 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 6) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • George W. Kiel, American politician, Candidate for Wisconsin State Senate 1st District, 1938 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 6) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • 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


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2012, March 30) Emil Kiel. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Kiel/Emil_Charles/USA.html
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 6) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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