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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.

Keeble Early Origins



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.

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Keeble Spelling Variations


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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.

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Keeble Early History


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Keeble Early History



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

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Keeble Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Keeble 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 Keeble 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 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 settled in Maryland in 1726
  • Richard Keeble settled in Virginia in 1739
  • William Keeble, who landed in Virginia in 1799

Keeble Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Margaret Keeble, aged 60, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Lord Raglan"
  • James Keeble, aged 28, a farm labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Monsoon"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Keeble (post 1700)


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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
  • Captain Noel Keeble (b. 1892), English World War I flying ace credited with six aerial victories
  • Victor Albert Williams "Vic" Keeble (b. 1930), English footballer from Colchester
  • 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
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Keeble Historic Events


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Keeble Historic Events




Halifax Explosion

  • Mr. George Frederick  Keeble (1887-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who survived the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917 but later died due to injuries

RMS Lusitania

  • 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

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    3. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    4. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    5. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    6. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    7. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    9. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    11. ...

    The Keeble Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Keeble 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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