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The Strathclyde-Briton people of ancient Scotland were the first to use the name Keeler. The Keeler family lived at Keilor, in Angus.

Keeler Early Origins



The surname Keeler was first found in Angus (Gaelic: Aonghas), part of the Tayside region of northeastern Scotland, and present day Council Area of Angus, formerly known as Forfar or Forfarshire, 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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Keeler Spelling Variations


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Keeler Spelling Variations



The variation in the spelling of Medieval names is a result of the lack of spelling rules in the English language prior to the last few hundred years. Before that time, scribes spelled according to sound, often varying the spelling of name within a single document. Keeler has appeared as Keller, Kellar, Keeler, Keilor, Keiler, Keillor, Keiller, Kelour, MacKeller and many more.

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Keeler Early History


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Keeler Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Keeler research. Another 249 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1476, 1383 and 1797 are included under the topic Early Keeler History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Keeler Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Keeler Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Keeler Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Keeler In Ireland


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Keeler In Ireland



Some of the Keeler family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 57 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



As the persecution of Clan families continued, they sailed for North America in increasing numbers. In most cases, they found the freedom and opportunity they sought. Land was often available and the American War of Independence allowed Scots an opportunity to solidify their independence from the English crown. These settlers and their ancestors went on to play essential roles in the forging of the nations of the United States and Canada. Among them:

Keeler Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Ralph Keeler, who landed in Hartford, Conn in 1637

Keeler Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johan Elbreat Keeler, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1728
  • Jonas Keeler, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1728
  • Valentine Keeler, who arrived in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania in 1740
  • Mathias Keeler, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1755
  • Frederick Keeler, who arrived in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania in 1763
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Keeler Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Keeler, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • E H Keeler, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • C Keeler, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • W D Keeler, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • Leon Keeler, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Keeler Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Keeler James U.E. (b. 1758) born in Lenox, Massachusetts, USA from Lenox, Massachusetts, USA who settled in Augusta, Ontario c. 1797 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Keeler Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century


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Contemporary Notables of the name Keeler (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Keeler (post 1700)



  • Robert Keeler, American reporter who won the 1996 Pulitzer Prize for Beat Reporting
  • James Edward Keeler (1857-1900), American astronomer who received the Henry Draper Medal in 1899
  • William Henry "Wee Willie" Keeler (1872-1923), American right fielder in professional baseball
  • William Henry Keeler (b. 1931), American Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church
  • Leonarde Keeler (1903-1949), American co-inventor of the polygraph
  • Christine Keeler (b. 1942), English model who discredited the Conservative government of Harold Macmillan in 1963, in what is known as the Profumo Affair
  • Ruby Keeler (1910-1993), Canadian actress, singer, and dancer most famous for her on-screen coupling with Dick Powell

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Keeler Historic Events


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Keeler Historic Events




HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Murth Burt Keeler, British Marine, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and died during the sinking

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Suggested Readings for the name Keeler


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Suggested Readings for the name Keeler



  • Keeler Family by Wesley B. Keeler.
  • Ralph Keeler of Norfolk, Ct by Wesley B. Keeler.

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Keeler Family Crest Products


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Citations


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  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  2. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
  3. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
  4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  5. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
  6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  7. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  8. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
  9. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  10. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
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The Keeler Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Keeler 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.

This page was last modified on 29 October 2016 at 23:45.

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