Keloh History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Keloh family

The surname Keloh was first found in Durham at Kelloe, a parish, partly in the union of Durham, and partly in that of Easington. "The manor of Kelloe, which is situated near the road from Stockton to Durham, and comprises about 1500 acres, appears to have given name to the family of Kelloe or Kellaw, of whom Richard de Kellaw, a native of the parish, was Bishop of Durham in 1311." [1]

Important Dates for the Keloh family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Keloh research. Another 106 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1273, 1453, 1549 and 1562 are included under the topic Early Keloh History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Keloh Spelling Variations

The name Keloh, appeared in many references, and from time to time, the surname was spelt Kellow, Kello, Kelloe and others.

Early Notables of the Keloh family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Keloh family

The New World beckoned as many of the settlers in Ireland, known as the Scotch/Irish, became disenchanted. They sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. Some called them, less romantically, the "coffin ships." Amongst the early settlers who could be considered kinsmen of the Keloh family, or who bore a variation of the surname Keloh were R. and W. Kellow settled in Baltimore Maryland in 1822.

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  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
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