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The name Kealing is of Anglo-Saxon origin. It was name for a person who fished codfish and was accordingly named after the fish. The surname Kealing is derived from the Old English word keling, which means young codfish. Occasionally, the name is derived from residence in the settlement of Keeling in the county of Norfolk.

Kealing Early Origins



The surname Kealing was first found in Worcestershire 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.

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Kealing Spelling Variations


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Kealing Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Kealing have been found, including Keeling, Keiling, Kealing and others.

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Kealing Early History


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Kealing Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kealing research. Another 121 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1240, 1607, 1671, 1661 and 1663 are included under the topic Early Kealing History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kealing Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kealing Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kealing Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kealing In Ireland


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Kealing In Ireland



Some of the Kealing family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Kealing Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • George Kealing, aged 34, a quarryman, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Nugget"
  • John Kealing, aged 18, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Fitzjames"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kealing (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kealing (post 1700)



  • Joseph B. Kealing, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1896, 1908; U.S. Attorney for Indiana, 1901-09; Member of Republican National Committee from Indiana, 1924

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    4. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    9. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
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    The Kealing Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kealing Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 6 October 2015 at 13:00.

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