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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.

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The surname Kielman 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.

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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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kielman 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 Kielman History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kielman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Kielman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century


  • Christophle Kielman, who arrived in Louisiana in 1720
  • Johann Martin Kielman, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1753
  • Johan Martin Kielman, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1753

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The Kielman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kielman 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.

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