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Where did the English Kellom family come from? What is the English Kellom family crest and coat of arms? When did the Kellom family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Kellom family history?Kellom is a name of Anglo-Saxon origin. It was a name given to a person who fished codfish and was accordingly named after the fish. The surname Kellom is derived from the Old English word keling, which means young codfish. Occasionally, the name is derived from residence in the settlement of Keeling in the county of Norfolk.
Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Kellom were recorded, including Keeling, Keiling, Kealing and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kellom research. Another 121 words(9 lines of text) covering the years 1240, 1607, 1671, 1661 and 1663 are included under the topic Early Kellom History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 67 words(5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kellom Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Kellom family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Kellom family emigrate to North America: Catherine Keeling settled in Barbados in 1674; Andrew and Mathew Keeling settled in Maryland in 1775; Thomas Keeling settled in Virginia in 1635.
The Kellom Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kellom 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.
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