Veith History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Veith family

The surname Veith was first found in Austria, where the name was closely identified in early mediaeval times with the feudal society which would become prominent throughout European history. The name would later emerge as a noble family with great influence, having many distinguished branches, and become noted for its involvement in social, economic and political affairs. The name was taken from St. Veit (in Latin, Vitus) who was the patron saint protecting against fire and lightning.

Early History of the Veith family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Veith research. Another 102 words (7 lines of text) covering the year 1774 is included under the topic Early Veith History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Veith Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Veith, Veit, Veidt, Veid, Vietsch, Feidt, Feit, Veitl, Veitel, Vaith and many more.

Early Notables of the Veith family (pre 1700)

During this period prominent bearers of the name Veith were Joseph Veith, who was a prominent librarian in Tyrol. Isak Veith was an eminent doctor and physician in Hall, and...
Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Veith Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Veith migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Veith Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Johan Georg Veith, who settled in Philadelphia in 1742
  • Gottlieb Veith went to Philadelphia in 1743
  • Johann Peter Veith, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1748
  • Johan Peter Veith, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1748 [1]
  • Michael Veith, who arrived in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 1751 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Veith (post 1700) +

  • Robin Veith, American Emmy Award nominated television writer
  • Bob Veith (1926-2006), American racecar driver who drove in the AAA and USAC Championship Car series
  • Kathleen Veith, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 2004 [2]
  • Henry J. Veith, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Louisiana 2nd District, 1930 [2]
  • Johann Veith (1916-1945), German Obersturmführer (First Lieutenant) in the Waffen SS during World War II, posthumous recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
  • Michael Veith (1957-1976), German alpine skier who competed at the 1976 Winter Olympics and 1980 Winter Olympics


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 24) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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