Keebler is a name that was formed by the 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
The surname Keebler 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 Keebler family
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Keebler Spelling Variations
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few 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)
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 Keebler Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
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
- Hans Georg Keebler, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1737 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
Keebler Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- L. Keebler, aged 23, who settled in America, in 1896
Keebler Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Wa... Keebler, aged 29, who landed in America, in 1907
- Della Mae Keebler, aged 23, who landed in America, in 1907
- Elizabeth Keebler, aged 71, who emigrated to the United States, in 1907
- Henry Keebler, aged 26, who landed in America, in 1919
Contemporary Notables of the name Keebler (post 1700)
- Godfrey Keebler, American founder of the Keebler Company, largest cookie and cracker manufacturer in the United States in 1853