Kebbell is an Anglo-Saxon
name. The name was originally given to a person who made or sold cudgels, which were short, stout sticks used as weapons. The surname Kebbell was also applied as a nickname
to a person who was considered as stout and heavy.
Early Origins of the Kebbell family
The surname Kebbell was first found in Middlesex 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 Kebbell family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kebbell research.Another 135 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1120, 1510, 1683, 1649, 1654, 1632, 1710, 1792 and 1866 are included under the topic Early Kebbell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Kebbell Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations
under which the name Kebbell has appeared include Keeble, Keble, Kebbell, Kebell, Kebill, Kebyll, Kibbel, Kibble, Kibel, Keebler and many more.
Early Notables of the Kebbell family (pre 1700)
Notables of this surname at this time include: Sir Henry Keble, at the time of King Henry VIII; Richard Keble (died 1683), an English lawyer and judge, Commissioner of the... Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kebbell Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Kebbell family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Kebbell Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- John Kebbell, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1841 aboard the ship Mandarin
- Thomas Kebbell, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1841 aboard the ship "Mandarin"
- John Kebbell, who arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Mandarin" in 1841
- Thomas Kebbell, who arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Mandarin" in 1841