× Home
×

Family Crest and History Search
House of Names
FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
An excerpt from www.HouseOfNames.com archives copyright 2000 - 2016


The name Kight is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. Kight was a name used for a person who had acquired the nickname of the kite, which was originally derived from the Old English word cyta, which means wild and insatiable. In this case the original bearer of the surname earned this name due to their wild, and high-spirited nature.

Kight Early Origins



The surname Kight was first found in Gloucestershire where they were of the early west country landed gentry. Although, there is also early record of them in the East, where a Richard Kete was listed in the Pipe Rolls of Norfolk in 1166.

Close

Kight Spelling Variations


Expand

Kight Spelling Variations



Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Kight include Kyte, Kite, Keyt, Keyte, Kight and others.

Close

Kight Early History


Expand

Kight Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kight research. Another 187 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1632, 1660, 1766, 1549, 1549, 1547, 1589, 1761, 1766, 1537, 1513, 1521, 1521 and 1537 are included under the topic Early Kight History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

Kight Early Notables (pre 1700)


Expand

Kight Early Notables (pre 1700)



Distinguished members of the family include Robert "Ben" Kett, an English yeoman farmer in Norfolk who joined rebels as their leader in what was later to be known as Kett's Rebellion on July 8th 1549; he was later tried for treason and...

Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kight Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

Kight In Ireland


Expand

Kight In Ireland



Some of the Kight family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 65 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

The Great Migration


Expand

The Great Migration



Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Kight were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: Ann Kite who settled in Virginia in 1660; John Kite settled in Virginia in 1656; Patience Kite settled in Charles Town, South Carolina in 1718; Charles and James Kite settled in Pennsylvania in 1773.

Close

Contemporary Notables of the name Kight (post 1700)


Expand

Contemporary Notables of the name Kight (post 1700)



  • Brigadier General Richard T. Kight (1913-2001), Commander of the U.S. Air Rescue Service (1946 to 1952)
  • Kelvin Kight (b. 1982), American football wide receiver
  • Lenore M. Kight (1911-2000), American Olympic silver and bronze medalist swimmer
  • Dylan Kight (b. 1984), American singer-songwriter
  • Morris Kight (1919-2003), American gay rights pioneer and peace activist
  • Jonny Kight (b. 1980), English actor
  • Charlotte Kight (b. 1988), New Zealand netball player

Close

Kight Family Crest Products


Expand

Kight Family Crest Products




Close

See Also


Expand

See Also




Close

Citations


Expand

Citations



    Other References

    1. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    3. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    4. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    5. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    6. 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).
    7. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    8. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    9. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    10. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    11. ...

    The Kight Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kight 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 23 September 2016 at 09:35.

    Sign Up

      


    FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
    House of Names on Facebook
    Follow Houseofnames on Twitter
    Houseofnames on Pinterest