Celar History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

It was in the Scottish/English Borderlands that the Strathclyde-Briton people first used the ancient name Celar. It was a name for someone who lived at Keilor, in Angus.

Early Origins of the Celar family

The surname Celar was first found in Angus (Gaelic: Aonghas), part of the Tayside region of northeastern Scotland, and present day Council Area of Angus, formerly known as Forfar or Forfarshire, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Important Dates for the Celar family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Celar research. Another 125 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1476, 1383 and 1797 are included under the topic Early Celar History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Celar Spelling Variations

Surnames that evolved in Scotland in the Middle Ages often appear under many spelling variations. These are due to the practice of spelling according to sound in the era before dictionaries had standardized the English language. Celar has appeared as Keller, Kellar, Keeler, Keilor, Keiler, Keillor, Keiller, Kelour, MacKeller and many more.

Early Notables of the Celar family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Celar Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Celar family to Ireland

Some of the Celar family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 34 words (2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Celar family

The North American colonies beckoned, with their ample land and opportunity as their freedom from the persecution suffered by so many Clan families back home. Many Scots even fought against England in the American War of Independence to gain this freedom. Recently, clan societies have allowed the ancestors of these brave Scottish settlers to rediscover their familial roots. Among them: Adam Keller arrived in Philadelphia in 1840.

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