The roots of the distinguished surname Niedt lie in the region of Hessen. The name is of two possible origins; firstly, it is derived from the place name "Nied," a town on the Nidda river near Höchst on the Main. In this instance, the name would have been originally borne by someone who hailed from this region. Alternatively, the name is derived from the Middle High German word "niet," meaning "zealous, eager, enthusiastic"; in this case, the name was likely originally bestowed as a nickname
, subsequently becoming a surname.
Early Origins of the Niedt family
The surname Niedt was first found in Hessen, where it first emerged. The earliest known bearer of the name was Joh. von Nied de Nyde, who was recorded in Mainz in 1380. The young Niedt family was instrumental during this early period, playing a crucial role in the development of medieval German society.
Early History of the Niedt family
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Niedt Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Nied, Nida, Nidda, Niedt, Niet, von Nied and many more.
Early Notables of the Niedt family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Niedt family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Niedt Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Oscar Niedt, aged 25, who settled in America, in 1892
- Auguste Niedt, aged 22, who emigrated to the United States, in 1896
Niedt Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Julius Niedt, aged 50, who emigrated to the United States from Breslan, in 1903
- Emilie Niedt, aged 39, who landed in America, in 1909
- Friedrich Niedt, aged 11, who settled in America, in 1909
- George Niedt, aged 46, who landed in America, in 1909