Kealing History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

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.

Early Origins of the Kealing family

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.

The parish of Kelling in Norfolk was home to another branch of the family. [1]

Important Dates for 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. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Kealing migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Kealing Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • George Kealing, aged 34, a quarryman, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Nugget" [2]
  • John Kealing, aged 18, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Fitzjames"

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 [3]

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  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 4th July 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Nugget 1854. Retrieved
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 6) . Retrieved from
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