The ancient history of the Keatly name begins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the family resided in the settlement of Keighley in the West Riding of Yorkshire
. The surname Keatly belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation
names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.
Early Origins of the Keatly family
The surname Keatly 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. 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." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Keatly family
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Keatly Spelling Variations
Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon
surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. Changes in Anglo-Saxon
names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Keatly include Keightley, Keighley, Keitley, Keightly and others.
Early Notables of the Keatly family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Keatly family to Ireland
Some of the Keatly family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Keatly family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Keatly Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- John Keatly, aged 24, a labourer, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Resolute" in 1865
- Sophia Keatly, aged 26, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Resolute" in 1865