Keeble History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The history of the name Keeble dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It is derived from a member of the family who worked as a person who made or sold cudgels, which were short, stout sticks used as weapons. The surname Keeble was also applied as a nickname to a person who was considered as stout and heavy.
Early Origins of the Keeble family
The surname Keeble 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 Keeble family
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Keeble 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 Keeble has undergone many spelling variations, including Keeble, Keble, Kebbell, Kebell, Kebill, Kebyll, Kibbel, Kibble, Kibel, Keebler and many more.
Early Notables of the Keeble 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...
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Keeble migration to the United States +
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 Keeble were among those contributors:
Keeble Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Toby Keeble, who arrived in Virginia in 1666 
- John Keeble, who arrived in Maryland or Virginia in 1672 
Keeble Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Robert Keeble, who landed in Virginia in 1703 
- Robert and William Keeble, who settled in Maryland in 1726
- Richard Keeble, who settled in Virginia in 1739
- William Keeble, who landed in Virginia in 1799 
Keeble migration to Australia +
Emigration to Australia
followed the First Fleets
of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
Keeble Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Margaret Keeble, aged 60, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Lord Raglan" 
- James Keeble, aged 28, a farm labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Monsoon"
Contemporary Notables of the name Keeble (post 1700) +
- Edwin Augustus Keeble (1807-1868), American politician in the Confederate States Congress during the American Civil War
- Marshall Keeble (1878-1968), African-American preacher, primarily responsible for the establishment of several Christian schools
- Master Sergeant Woodrow Wilson Keeble (1917-1982), U.S. Army National Guard veteran of both World War II and the Korean War posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor in 2008 for his heroic actions in the Korean War
- Victor Albert Williams "Vic" Keeble (1930-2018), English footballer from Colchester who played as a centre forward from 1947 to 1960
- Captain Noel Keeble (b. 1892), English World War I flying ace credited with six aerial victories
- Jim Keeble, English novelist and travel-writer from London
- John Keeble (b. 1959), British pop drummer for the 1980s band Spandau Ballet 
- Sir Herbert Ben Curtis Keeble GCMG (1922-2008), British diplomat, Ambassador to the Soviet Union (1978 to 1982)
- Colonel Christopher Patrick Benedict Keeble DSO, MSc, FCMI (b. 1941), retired officer in the British Army, noted for his service in the Falklands War, recipient of the Distinguished Service Order
- Charles Keeble, Australian figure skater at the 1956 Winter Olympics
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Historic Events for the Keeble family +
- Mr. George Frederick Keeble (1887-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who survived the explosion but later died due to injuries 
- Leonard George Keeble (d. 1942), British Cook Assistant aboard the HMS Cornwall when she was struck by air bombers and sunk; he died in the sinking 
- Mr. Wilfrid R. Keeble, Canadian 1st Class Passenger from Toronto, Ontario, Canada, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking 
- Mrs. Wilfrid R Keeble, (née Fannie Maud Goldsbrough), Canadian 1st Class Passenger from Toronto, Ontario, Canada, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking 
Related Stories +
- ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
- ^ South Australian Register Friday February 7th, 1856. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Lord Raglan 1856. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/lordraglan1856.shtml
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2012, August 1) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
- ^ Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-book-remembrance
- ^ Force Z Survivors Crew List HMS Cornwall (Retrieved 2018, February 13th) - Retrieved from https://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listcornwallcrew.html#A
- ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/