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Kieft

Kieft is a Dutch surname. Kieft is a regional and/or archaic form of modern Dutch kievit (= lapwing).[http://www.meertens.knaw.nl/nfb/detail_naam.php?gba_naam=Kieft&nfd_naam=Kieft&info=analyse%20en%20verklaring&operator=eq&taal=] Notable people with the surname include:

  • Willem Kieft (1597–1647), Dutch merchant and director of New Netherland
  • Jan Jacob Kieft (1877–1946), Dutch gymnast
  • Cyril Kieft (1911–2004), Welsh industrialist and racing driver
  • Wim Kieft (born 1962), Dutch footballer
  • Adam Kieft (born 1982), American football offensive lineman
  • Robbin Kieft (born 1987), Dutch footballer

Van de(r) Kieft:

  • Arjen van der Kieft (born 1985), Dutch speed skater
  • Fleur van de Kieft (born 1973), Dutch field hockey player
  • :nl:Johan van de Kieft (1884–1970), Dutch government minister