Kievit History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Kievit family

The surname Kievit was first found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in South Holland, a province of Holland, the most crowded province of the Netherlands. The principal cities are Rotterdam, Leyden and Shiedam. Noted is the famed castle of Teilengen where Jacqueline of Bavaria is buried. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.

Important Dates for the Kievit family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kievit research. Another 83 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1627, 1692 and 1672 are included under the topic Early Kievit History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Kievit Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Kievit, Kievitt, Kievits, Keivit, Keivits, Keivitt, Kievitts, Kievite, Kievvit, Kieviet, Kevit, Kevitt and many more.

Early Notables of the Kievit family (pre 1700)

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Kievit migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Kievit Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Hendrika Kievit, who arrived in New York, NY in 1849
  • Cornelis Kievit, aged 28, who landed in New York, NY in 1849 [1]
  • Hendrika Kievit, aged 25, who arrived in New York, NY in 1849 [1]
  • Foike Kievit, who settled in New York, NY in 1861
  • Jacob Kievit, who settled in New York, NY in 1861

Contemporary Notables of the name Kievit (post 1700)

  • Ann Kievit, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 2008 [2]
  • Cornelis Marinus "Kees" Kievit (b. 1931), Dutch silver medalist swimmer at the 1950 European Championships

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. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 6) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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