Anglo-Saxon culture once found in Britain is the soil from which the many generations of the Keeline family have grown. The name Keeline was given to a member of the family who was a person who fished codfish and was accordingly named after the fish. The surname Keeline is derived from the Old English word keling, which means young codfish. Occasionally, the name is derived from residence in the settlement of Keeling in the county of Norfolk.
Early Origins of the Keeline family
Worcestershire 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 Keeline family
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Keeline Spelling Variations
spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Keeline family name include Keeling, Keiling, Kealing and others.
Early Notables of the Keeline family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Keeline family to Ireland
Some of the Keeline family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Keeline family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Keeline surname or a spelling variation of the name include : Catherine Keeling settled in Barbados in 1674; Andrew and Mathew Keeling settled in Maryland in 1775; Thomas Keeling settled in Virginia in 1635.
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