The lineage of the name Keetley begins with the Anglo-Saxon
tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived in the settlement of Keighley in the West Riding of Yorkshire
. The surname Keetley 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 Keetley family
The surname Keetley was first found in Yorkshire
at Keighley, a market-town and parish, and the head of a union, in the E. division of the wapentake
of Staincliffe and Ewcross. The first listing of the place name was Chichelai in the Domesday Book
of 1086. CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
"This place, anciently Kyghelay, was for many generations the property of the Kyghelay family, who either gave their name to, or derived it from, the manor; and of whom Gilbertus Kyghelay, of Utley, was buried here in 1203, according to an inscription on a stone still remaining in the parish church. In the reign of Edward I
. Henry de Kyghelay, a member of the family, obtained the grant of a weekly market and an annual fair, with privilege of free warren for the inhabitants." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Keetley family
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Keetley Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Keetley has undergone many spelling variations
, including Keightley, Keighley, Keitley, Keightly and others.
Early Notables of the Keetley family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Keetley family to Ireland
Some of the Keetley family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 113 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Keetley family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Keetley Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- William Keetley, aged 29, a bootmaker, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Hyderabad" CITATION[CLOSE]
South Australian Register Wednesday 15th March 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Hyderabad 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/hyderabad1854.shtml.