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Where did the English Kepley family come from? What is the English Kepley family crest and coat of arms? When did the Kepley family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Kepley family history?Kepley is an old Anglo-Saxon name that was given to a person who was a person who made or sold cudgels, which were short, stout sticks used as weapons. The surname Kepley was also applied as a nickname to a person who was considered as stout and heavy.
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Kepley has been recorded under many different variations, including Keeble, Keble, Kebbell, Kebell, Kebill, Kebyll, Kibbel, Kibble, Kibel, Keebler and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kepley research. Another 295 words(21 lines of text) covering the years 1120, 1510, 1792, and 1866 are included under the topic Early Kepley History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 29 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kepley Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Kepley or a variant listed above: Robert Kebell settled in Maryland in 1736; Jacob, John, and Mathias Kebel all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860; Richard Keeble settled in Virginia in 1739.
The Kepley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kepley 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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