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The Kebell name was originally an Anglo-Saxon name that was given to a person who made or sold cudgels, which were short, stout sticks used as weapons. The surname Kebell was also applied as a nickname to a person who was considered as stout and heavy.

Kebell Early Origins



The surname Kebell 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.

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Kebell Early History


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Kebell Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kebell 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 Kebell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kebell Spelling Variations


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Kebell Spelling Variations



Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Kebell has undergone many spelling variations, including Keeble, Keble, Kebbell, Kebell, Kebill, Kebyll, Kibbel, Kibble, Kibel, Keebler and many more.

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Kebell Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kebell Early Notables (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 Kebell Notables 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



To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Kebell were among those contributors:

Kebell Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Robert Kebell, who settled in Maryland in 1736

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