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Where did the Scottish Ketler family come from? What is the Scottish Ketler family crest and coat of arms? When did the Ketler family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Ketler family history?The roots of the name Ketler come from the Viking settlers of ancient Scotland. The name was derived from the old Norse personal name of Ketill or from the old Danish personal name of Ketil.
Medieval scribes most often spelled names by the way they sounded. spelling variations, are thus, very common in records dating from that time. Over the years, Ketler has been spelled Kettle, Ketley, Kettles, Ketill and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ketler research. Another 269 words(19 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ketler History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Ketler Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Ketler family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 65 words(5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
The Scottish settlers spread out along the fertile land of the east coast of what would become the United States and Canada. They and many of their children went on to play important roles in the forging of the great nations of the United States and Canada. That heritage has been recovered by many in this century through Clan societies and other Scottish historical organizations. Archival documents indicate that members of the Ketler family relocated to North American shores quite early:
Ketler Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Bono vince malum
Motto Translation: Overcome evil with good.
The Ketler Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ketler 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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