Germany. Before the late Middle Ages, German people were known only by a single name. However, as populations increased and people began to travel more, it became necessary to adopt a second name. Many people, such as the Kaellner family, adopted the name of their feudal occupation as their surname. The name Kaellner is derived from the Middle High German word "kelner," which corresponds to the English occupation of steward. The kelner was the manager of the noble household.
Early Origins of the Kaellner family
Early History of the Kaellner family
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Kaellner Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Keller, Keler, Kelle, Kellaere, Kellere, Kellner, Kaeller, Kaellner, Kelner, Celler, Cellner, Celer, Celner, Kellern, Cellern and many more.
Early Notables of the Kaellner family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kaellner family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Jacob Kelner, who came to Germantown, Pennsylvania, in 1683. Johannes and Eva Maria Keler arrived together in Philadelphia in 1737. Bernard Keller settled in Carolina or Pennsylvania in 1743.
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