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The ancestry of the name Keathley dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived in the settlement of Keighley in the West Riding of Yorkshire. The surname Keathley belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Keathley Early Origins



The surname Keathley was first found in Yorkshire at Keighley, a market-town and parish, and the head of a union, in the E. division of the wapentake of Staincliffe and Ewcross. The first listing of the place name was Chichelai in the Domesday Book of 1086. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
"This place, anciently Kyghelay, was for many generations the property of the Kyghelay family, who either gave their name to, or derived it from, the manor; and of whom Gilbertus Kyghelay, of Utley, was buried here in 1203, according to an inscription on a stone still remaining in the parish church. In the reign of Edward I. Henry de Kyghelay, a member of the family, obtained the grant of a weekly market and an annual fair, with privilege of free warren for the inhabitants." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Keathley Spelling Variations


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Keathley 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 Keathley have been found, including Keightley, Keighley, Keitley, Keightly and others.

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Keathley Early History


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Keathley Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Keathley research. Another 187 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1186, 1650, 1719, 1686 and 1692 are included under the topic Early Keathley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Keathley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Keathley Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Keathley Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Keathley In Ireland


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Keathley In Ireland



Some of the Keathley family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 113 words (8 lines of text) 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



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Keathley, or a variant listed above:

Keathley Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Lillie Keathley, aged 27, who landed in America, in 1912

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Contemporary Notables of the name Keathley (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Keathley (post 1700)



  • Gavin Keathley (b. 2008), American child actress, known for her role in Hard Love (2011)
  • Brian R. Keathley (b. 1969), American producer, known for his work on Film Pigs (2012), Narc (2002) and Shortcut to Happiness (2003)
  • Kevin Keathley, American college basketball coach and author
  • Staff Sergeant George D Keathley (1917-1944), American soldier awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor in 1944, eponym of the USNS Sgt. George D Keathley (T-APC-117)

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  2. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  3. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  4. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  5. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  7. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  9. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  10. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
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The Keathley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Keathley 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.

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