Anglo-Saxon society of old Britain. The name was thought to have been used for someone who once worked as a person who made or sold cudgels, which were short, stout sticks used as weapons. The surname Keebler was also applied as a nickname to a person who was considered as stout and heavy.
Early Origins of the Keebler family
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 Keebler family
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Keebler Spelling Variations
hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Keebler include Keeble, Keble, Kebbell, Kebell, Kebill, Kebyll, Kibbel, Kibble, Kibel, Keebler and many more.
Early Notables of the Keebler family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Keebler family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Keebler were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:
Keebler Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Keebler Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Keebler Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Keebler (post 1700)
Keebler Family Crest Products