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Where did the English Kille family come from? What is the English Kille family crest and coat of arms? When did the Kille family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Kille family history?The name Kille is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived in the settlement of Keele in Staffordshire, or in East Keal or West Keal in Lincolnshire. The surname Kille belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Kille has been spelled many different ways, including Keele, Keel, Keal, Keale and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kille research. Another 232 words(17 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kille History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Kille Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Killes to arrive in North America:
Kille Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Kille Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
Kille Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century
The Kille Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kille 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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