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Schleswig-Holstein, which is the northernmost state in western Germany, is the homeland of the proud surname Kien. Schleswig, which was included in the empire of the Franks as the "Danemark," was a northern border protectorate against the Danish Vikings. The duchy of Holstein was settled by the German Saxons during the 6th century. The Danemark, however, was granted to the Danes by Emperor Conrad II (990-1039), and the remainder of Schleswig-Holstein's history has revolved around the political question of Danish or German control of this region. Following the dissolution of the Holy Roman Empire in 1806, the two duchies were incorporated into Denmark. However, the Congress Of Vienna in 1815 granted the Holstein and Lauenburg to the German Confederation. In 1866, Schleswig-Holstein became a Prussian province and it became a part of the German Empire after the unification of 1871. After the First World War, a part of Northern Schleswig was restored to Denmark after the majority of the population had voted for reunion with Denmark.

Kien Early Origins



The surname Kien was first found in Schleswig-Holstein, where the family contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation and would later play a large role in the political conflicts of the area. The family branched into many houses, many of which acquired estates and manors throughout the surrounding regions, where they played significant roles in the social and political affairs. "Kahn" or "Kan" is a north German word meaning "skiff" or "barge."

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Kien Spelling Variations


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Kien Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Kahn, Kaehne, Kahne, Kan, Cahn, Caehne, Kaehn, Kehn, Kahns, Kahnes and many more.

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Kien Early History


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Kien Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kien research. Another 201 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1840, 1377, 1402, 1400, 1402, 1402, 1390, 1402 and 1412 are included under the topic Early Kien History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kien Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kien Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of the time included Gün Temür (1377-1402), Mongol Khan of the Northern Yuan Dynasty in Mongolia, He ruled from 1400 to 1402, he was defeated by Gulichi (1402), who killed him as a result; Dilawar (Dilawar Khan Ghori), governor of the Malwa province of central India during the decline of...

Another 168 words (12 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kien 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:

Kien Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Hendrig Kien, who arrived in New York in 1709

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kien (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kien (post 1700)



  • John Kien, American politician, Socialist Labor Candidate for Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 1904

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    2. 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).
    3. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    4. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    5. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    6. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    7. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    8. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    10. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
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    The Kien Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kien 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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