Join
Log in  | New? Register

5,708 KITE members around the world

Stay informed about KITE Family online & offline events!

Keep me informed as to KITE Family online & offline events

My KITE family came from?

See our recent family gatherings

KITE Family History

This surname is of Anglo-Saxon origin and firstly may be a nickname for a rapacious person, deriving from the Middle English "kete" a development of the Olde English pre 7th Century "cyta" meaning kite (bird). Secondly, it may be a metonymic occupational name for a herdsman, from the Olde English "cyte" meaning hut, a shed or outhouse for cattle or sheep. The surname dates back to the mid 12th Century (see below). Early examples of the name include Richard Kyte (1243) in the Assize Court Rolls of Somerset, and Ralph atte Kete (1292) in the "Place Names of Kent".

Who have we missed?

Tell us about any famous KITE (or surname variant) you think we should add here. We will get our genealogists to check them out and add them to the list. Thanks!

MEET

Join the conversation with the KITE tribe

  • Find your KITE ancestor
  • Tell us about your KITE Family
  • Tell us about your KITE ancestors
  • Ask a question about the KITE history
  • Leave a message for KITE family members

Invite more KITE family members!

Write an email address and click 'Invite' to share this page with more members of the KITE tribe.

Log in or Register to invite others
Family Coat of Arms Generator

Why not see what your family crest could look like based on your own family characteristics?

Create Crest
LEARN

Discover where the KITE Family members live around the world

Explore where tribe members live today!

SHOP

Show off the KITE Family Crest…

Wear your crest with pride...plenty of products to choose from