Anglo-Saxons. It is a product of their having lived in the now-lost settlement of Kelland Barton in the county of Devon. The surname Keelan belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.
Early Origins of the Keelan family
Devon where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor of Painsford in Asprington, some say before the Norman Conquest of England by Duke William of Normandy in 1066 A.D. Professor Seary of Newfoundland suggests that there was also a Kelland Barton in Devon but he has been unable to find it. This may have been a family tradition.
Early History of the Keelan family
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Keelan 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 Keelan include Kelland, Kellands, Kellan, Kellen, Keland, Kelan, Kelane, Kellane, Keeland, Kealand, Kellend and many more.
Early Notables of the Keelan family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Keelan family to Ireland
Some of the Keelan family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Keelan family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Keelan Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
Keelan Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Keelan (post 1700)
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