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The name Kyte comes from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It was a name 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.

Kyte Early Origins



The surname Kyte 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.

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Kyte Spelling Variations


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Kyte Spelling Variations



Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Kyte has undergone many spelling variations, including Kyte, Kite, Keyt, Keyte, Kight and others.

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Kyte Early History


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Kyte Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kyte 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 Kyte History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kyte Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kyte 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 Kyte Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kyte In Ireland


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Kyte In Ireland



Some of the Kyte 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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Kyte were among those contributors:

Kyte Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Kyte settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1679

Kyte Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • J. Kyte settled in San Francisco, California in 1850

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kyte (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kyte (post 1700)



  • George Kyte (1846-1900), American politician, Mayor of Fanwood, New Jersey, 1898-1900

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Kyte Historic Events


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Kyte Historic Events




HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Frederick John William Kyte, British Leading Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and died during the sinking

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Kyte Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    2. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    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. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    7. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    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. 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. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    11. ...

    The Kyte Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kyte 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 10:45.

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