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The ancestors of the Kelf family were part of an ancient Scottish tribe called the Picts. They lived in the place named Colp in Aberdeenshire.

Kelf Early Origins



The surname Kelf was first found in Aberdeenshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Obar Dheathain), a historic county, and present day Council Area of Aberdeen, located in the Grampian region of northeastern Scotland, where they held a family seat from early times.

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Kelf Early History


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Kelf Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kelf research. Another 227 words (16 lines of text) covering the year 1408 is included under the topic Early Kelf History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kelf Spelling Variations


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Kelf Spelling Variations



In medieval Scotland, names were more often spelled according to sound than any regular set of rules. An enormous number of spelling variations were the result. Over the years, the name Kelf has been spelled Culp, Colp, Cup, Cope and others.

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Kelf Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kelf Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



In such difficult times, Ireland, Australia, and North America looked like better homes for many Scots. The trips were expensive and grueling, but also rewarding, as the colonies were havens for those unwelcome in the old country. That legacy did not die easily, though, and many were forced to fight for their freedom in the American War of Independence. The Scottish legacy has resurface in more recent times, though, through Clan societies, highland games, and other organizations. Immigration and passenger lists have shown many early immigrants bearing the old Scottish name of Kelf: Connard Colp who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1732; followed by Charles in 1856; Anthony Cope settled in Jamaica in 1722; Richard Cope settled in New England in 1635.

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