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The surname Kleist comes from German Medieval given name Klaus.

Kleist Early Origins



The surname Kleist was first found in Mecklenburg, where the name contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation, and would later play a large role in the tribal and national conflicts of the area. Over time, the family name branched into other houses, where their influence continued to be felt because of the important role they played in the local social and political affairs.

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Kleist Spelling Variations


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Kleist Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Kleist, Von Kleist, Kleis, Kleiss, Kleste, Kleiste, Klest and many more.

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Kleist Early History


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Kleist Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kleist research. Another 173 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1777, 1811, 1814, and 1823 are included under the topic Early Kleist History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kleist Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kleist Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 48 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kleist 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:

Kleist Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Eugen Benedikt Von Kleist, one of the Hessian troops in the American Revolutionary war, who was on record in North America in 1778

Kleist Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joh W Kleist, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1803
  • Caroline Kleist, who came from Bremen to New York city in 1851
  • Friedrich Kleist, who arrived in New Orleans via Hamburg in 1851
  • Nicholes Kleist, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1852
  • Charlotte Kleist, who arrived in New York city, destined for Wisconsin in 1868
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Kleist Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Emile A J Kleist, who arrived in Arkansas in 1900

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kleist (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kleist (post 1700)



  • John C. Kleist, American politician, Candidate for justice of Wisconsin State Supreme Court, 1922
  • Henry Kleist, American politician, Member of Wisconsin State Senate, 1919-21
  • Baron Frederick Joseph Eugene de Kleist (1853-1911), pioneering German organ builder
  • Karl Kleist (1879-1960), German neurologist and psychiatrist
  • Ewald von Kleist (1700-1748), German jurist, Lutheran cleric, and physicist, co-inventor of the Leyden jar
  • Ewald Christian von Kleist (1715-1759), German poet and officer
  • Paul Ludwig Ewald von Kleist (1881-1954), leading German field marshal during World War II
  • Bernd Heinrich Wilhelm von Kleist (1777-1811), German poet, dramatist, novelist and short story writer
  • Jakob Edvard Kuupik Kleist (b. 1958), Socialist and Left-wing Greenlandic politician

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    2. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    3. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    4. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    5. 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).
    6. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    7. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. 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. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
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    The Kleist Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kleist 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 19 May 2016 at 22:28.

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