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.
Early Origins of the Kealing family
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.
Early History of the Kealing family
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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.
Early Notables of the Kealing family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kealing family to Ireland
Some of the Kealing family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Kealing family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Kealing Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Kealing (post 1700)
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