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Kievit Early Origins



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.

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Kievit Spelling Variations


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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.

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Kievit Early History


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Kievit Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kievit research. Another 165 words (12 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.

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Kievit Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kievit Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 50 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kievit 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:

Kievit Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Hendrika Kievit, who arrived in New York, NY in 1849
  • Cornelis Kievit, aged 28, landed in New York, NY in 1849
  • Hendrika Kievit, aged 25, arrived in New York, NY in 1849
  • Foike Kievit, who came to New York, NY in 1861
  • Jacob Kievit, who came to New York, NY in 1861

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kievit (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kievit (post 1700)



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

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    2. Neubecker, Ottfried. Großes Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    3. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    5. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    6. Grattan, Thomas Colley. Holdan The History of the Netherlands. Charleston, SC: Biblio Bazaar LLC, 2007. Print.
    7. De Amicis, Edmondo and Helen Zimmern. Holland. Philadelphia: Porter & Coates, 1894. Print.
    8. 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).
    9. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
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    The Kievit Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kievit 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 6 October 2015 at 15:01.

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