Keable History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Keable is rooted in the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It is a name for someone who worked as a person who made or sold cudgels, which were short, stout sticks used as weapons. The surname Keable was also applied as a nickname to a person who was considered as stout and heavy.

Early Origins of the Keable family

The surname Keable was first found in Middlesex 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 Keable family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Keable research. Another 68 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1120, 1510, 1683, 1649, 1654, 1632, 1710, 1792 and 1866 are included under the topic Early Keable History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Keable Spelling Variations

It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Keable are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Keable include: Keeble, Keble, Kebbell, Kebell, Kebill, Kebyll, Kibbel, Kibble, Kibel, Keebler and many more.

Early Notables of the Keable family (pre 1700)

Notables of this surname at this time include: Sir Henry Keble, at the time of King Henry VIII; Richard Keble (died 1683), an English lawyer and judge, Commissioner of the...
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Migration of the Keable family

Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Keable or a variant listed above: Robert Kebell settled in Maryland in 1736; Jacob, John, and Mathias Kebel all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860; Richard Keeble settled in Virginia in 1739.

Contemporary Notables of the name Keable (post 1700)

  • Cale P. Keable (b. 1976), American politician, Member of the Rhode Island House of Representatives (2011-)
  • Hugh Keable, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1952, 1956 [1]
  • Russell Keable, British educator, composer and conductor
  • Robert Keable (1887-1927), British novelist, former missionary priest in the Church of England, known for his scandalous 1921 novel Simon Called Peter, the tale of a priest's wartime affair with a young nurse
  • Sasha Keable (b. 1993), British singer-songwriter

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