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Where did the Scottish McKeller family come from? What is the Scottish McKeller family crest and coat of arms? When did the McKeller family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the McKeller family history?The surname McKeller was first used in the Scottish/English Borderlands by an ancient Scottish people called the Strathclyde- Britons. It was a name for someone who lived at Keilor, in Angus.
Spelling and translation were hardly exact sciences in Medieval Scotland. Sound, rather than any set of rules, was the basis for spellings, so one name was often spelled different ways even within a single document. Spelling variations are thus an extremely common occurrence in Medieval Scottish names. McKeller has been spelled Keller, Kellar, Keeler, Keilor, Keiler, Keillor, Keiller, Kelour, MacKeller and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McKeller research. Another 205 words(15 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1383, and 1476 are included under the topic Early McKeller History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early McKeller Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the McKeller family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 221 words(16 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
Such hard times forced many to leave their homeland in search of opportunity across the Atlantic. Many of these families settled along the east coast of North America in communities that would become the backbones of the young nations of the United States and Canada. The ancestors of many of these families have rediscovered their roots in the 20th century through the establishment of Clan societies and other patriotic Scottish organizations. Among them: Adam Keller arrived in Philadelphia in 1840.
The McKeller Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McKeller 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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